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Forest Recreation

What is Tree Burials?

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Tree burials

Tree Burial" by burying the cremated powdered bones around the root of designated plants, is a burial based on the dispensation of return to nature where the dead co-exist with the trees and the "forest for tree burial" means the forest for tree burial.

Background and Goals of the Plan

  • 998㎢, 1% of the whole country is encroached by cemetery and each year, graveyards of 9㎢,the 1.2 times of the size of Yeoeui-do are generated.
  • This is the half of 2,117㎢ of residential areas in the entire country, and 1.6 time of the size of Seoul.
  • The traditional burial cultural damages excessively and also some luxurious grave causes social disharmony.
  • The harmful effect and problems are exposed like the increase of damage by getting larger and encroachment of the country.
  • The efficient management of the land based on living eternally with trees and th idea of return to the nature, the improvement of burial culture and the settlement of eco-friendly burial culture minimizing natural damages are necessary.
  • Creating and spreading forest for tree burial for our culture

Scope of the plan

  • Location : 57 compartment # San 6 Gye-jeong-lee Yang-dong-myeon Yang-pyeong-gun Gyung-gi-do
  • Land owner : The Office of Forestry(administrational property)
  • Land register area : 578㏊
  • Area for Natural burials forest formation : 55㏊
  • TArea for model forest formation : 10㏊
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