Nellie Bowles, New York Times Published 12:53 pm PDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Available trees marked with ribbons, indicating the type and size of the trees, at a location of Better Place Forests, a start-up offering forest burial, in Santa Cruz, Calif., May 23, 2019. The company is buying forests, arranging conservation easements intended to prevent the land from ever being developed, and then selling people the right to have their cremated remains mixed with fertilizer and fed to a particular tree. (Christie Hemm Klok/The New York Times) less Available trees marked with ribbons, indicating the type and size of the trees, at a location of Better Place Forests, a start-up offering forest burial, in Santa Cruz, Calif., May 23, 2019. The company is ... more Photo: Christie Hemm Klok, NYT Photo: … [Read more...] about Would You Like to Spend Forever in This Tree?
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By Peter Hegarty | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group March 16, 2019 at 6:14 am ALAMEDA — Construction of a long-awaited national cemetery and veterans clinic at the former U.S. Navy base here could start as early as next year, the Planning Board has heard. Completion of the cemetery, which would only house cremated remains in niches, is not expected to happen for 110 years because work will be done in 10-year phases as federal money becomes available. Inurnments will take place as the cemetery is readied in phases. The Department of Veterans Affairs owns the 624-acre site along the northwest portion of the former base, which offers sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline. The outpatient clinic and columbarium, plus a regional VA benefits office, will take up about 112 acres. The rest of the site will be wetlands and a wildlife refuge to protect the endangered California least tern as it migrates along the California coast. “I think this is a great … [Read more...] about Work on national cemetery in Alameda could start next year