Three and a Half Feet Under: Cemeteries Are Wary of Green Burials

Seven Days, July 19, 2017

Fred Cheyette plans to be buried in a hayfield next to his house in the town of Orange. His body will be wrapped in a simple cotton sheet and placed three and a half feet deep in the earth, with an oak sapling planted atop the grave.

“So my body feeds the tree,” said the 86-year-old retired engineer and psychotherapist, who is peppier and more youthful looking than his years suggest.

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Updated: Wed, Jul 19, 2017