A traditional urn is usually made of metal, or ceramic—elements that do not decompose naturally or that take several hundred years to decompose. Many environmentalists feel that this is no longer the way to go while trying to actively protect the earth and preserve what we have not already ruined. This is why so many people feel that wooden urns for ashes, especially burial urns are the way to go. Even if a hard wood is chosen for the urn, it will eventually decompose and return to the earth while providing nutrients for the soil, the bugs, plants and other creatures in the area.
Wooden urns can be as elegant as an urn that is made of stone, ceramic, or another material, possibly even more so because it is made of natural material with all the knots, imperfections, and naturally beautiful designs that only nature can provide. Using recycled wood allows a person to create a beautiful wooden urn from old materials that used to be something beautiful once before. One of the most creative uses of such is wooden urns created from reclaimed wood from the Titanic. These gorgeous urns are unique, one of a kind and priceless as they are limited and made from historical materials that cannot be found. These historical urns are perfect for history buffs or anyone that wants to keep a part of history close to them. Many other ships and historical landmarks have donated the wood to make beautiful urns and other monumental pieces as well.