EcoEternity Forests

An EcoEternity Forest is an alternative green burial concept. Memorial trees are chosen as final resting places for the cremated ashes of individuals, families, or friends.

Memorial trees are usually selected by personally visiting an EcoEternity Forest.

 

What is an EcoEternity Forest? 

 

When you consider how you would like to be remembered, you want your legacy to be one of honor and living a fulfilled life. EcoEternity offers an environmentally friendly alternative to a traditional burial. Your cremated ashes may be placed at the base of a mature tree.

 

EcoEternity Forests are undisturbed forest preservations that provide beautiful ecologically friendly and peaceful resting places for cremated ashes. Ashes are placed in biodegradable urns and buried at the roots of mature trees. Over time, the roots will absorb the nutrients and create a living memorial for friends and family to visit for generations. EcoEternity Forests truly allow life to begin again.

LakeSide EcoEternity Forest

Located near Conneaut, Ohio, LakeSide EcoEternity Forest is located in Northeastern Ohio. The forest is named for the awe inspiring views of Lake Erie that can be seen from the camp. Founded in 1941, Camp Luther (part of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio) sits on 66 acres, including mature forests of maple, oak, cherry, and hemlock.

About Lakeside EcoEternity Forest

Lakeside EcoEternity Forest is located on the grounds of Camp Luther. The camp provides summer family camps and seasonal retreat programs for people of all ages. The memorial forest is located peacefully away from camp activities and remains undisturbed throughout the camping season.

The mission of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO) is to bring people together to experience Christ through our natural settings and programs. This end of life ministry is a way for our camps to continue our mission through all stages of a person's life; by providing a welcoming place within nature where people can come together to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Seeing is Believing - come visit our forest!

Click Here to Request an Informational Brochure

Call To Schedule a Forest Tour: (800)431-5666

 

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CreekSide EcoEternity Forest

Located near Fulton, Ohio, CreekSide EcoEternity Forest is part of the Lutheran Memorial Camp located in the heart of Ohio. The forest is named for the beautiful and tranquil Alum Creek that runs through the camp. The forest encompasses over 400 acres, including mature forests of maple, beech, oak, and pine.

About EcoEternity Forest at Creekside

Lutheran Memorial Camp (part of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio) provides year-round opportunities for youth, adults and families through summer camp programs, retreat programs, and environmental education. Lutheran Memorial offers two year-round retreat lodges, twenty cabins, dining hall and meeting facilities that serve over 4,000 guests each year. The memorial forest is located peacefully away from camp activities and is equipped with a fully compliant ADA trail.

The mission of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO) is to bring people together to experience Christ through our natural settings and programs. This end of life ministry is a way for our camps to continue our mission through all stages of a person's life; by providing a welcoming place within nature where people can come together to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Seeing is Believing - come visit our forest!

Click Here to Request an Informational Brochure

Call To Schedule a Forest Tour: (419) 864-8030

 

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How Do You Benefit?

Peace of mind

An EcoEternity Forest interment can provide an ecologically friendly way to honor the memory of a deceased loved one and a meaningful final disposition of ashes.

A conscious pre-need decision

The loss of a loved one is an emotional event. It is a high pressure environment in which to make decisions, particularly financial ones. There is a tendency to overspend. Look into the comparative value of leasing a shared Memorial Tree.

A Living Memorial

Compared to scattering of ashes, a tree is a living memorial. It can be visited, shared and photographed. A specific location may be very important for those who want to share remembrances.

Land Conservation

A tree interment preserves natural habitats by not sealing the soil with concrete vaults or steel caskets. A natural interment preserves forests by protecting them from clear cutting and development.

 

How To Select A Tree?

Visit An EcoEternity Forest

Take a walk through an EcoEternity forest with one of our staff members, who will accompany you to provide information and assistance. Most visits take 30 minutes to an hour, and if you need assistance we provide a golf cart. We encourage you to bring your family, friends and loved ones so you are comfortable in making your decisions. Please call the Ecoeternity Forest prior to your visit to make an appointment. 

Select A Tree

There are many trees to choose from, and the Naturalist will help you consider things like tree accessibility and tree life span. Once you have selected a tree, the Naturalist will provide you with a Tree Selection Form to secure the tree. A copy of the form will be sent to our service center to complete the process. Once we have received the final arrangements, we will send you a tree lease contract for you to sign and return with your approval.

Communicate Your Decision

Having family and loved ones around with you at EcoEternity will help you communicate your plan. But also make sure to tell those who couldn't attend that you have selected an ecological internment in an EcoEternity Forest.

 

 

CENTRAL OFFICE

863 Eastwind Drive

Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 800.431.5666
Fax: 614.890.8210
info@lomocamps.org

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LUTHERAN MEMORIAL 

 

2790 State Route 61

Marengo, OH 43334

Phone: 419.864.8030

Fax: 614.890.8210

lmc@lomocamps.org

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CAMP LUTHER

 

3901 Lake Road

Conneaut, OH 44030

Phone: 440.224.2196

luther@lomocamps.org

(Seasonal Camp)

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