Heartwood Preserve provides personalized services to ensure your wishes are fulfilled. We offer graveside services; in-home memorial services, opening and closing of grave (hand dug) without the use of heavy equipment.
Caskets & Coffins
Caskets and coffins are both available and made from low impact, sustainably harvested materials. Both are environmentally-friendly and biodegradable. Locally hand crafted and designed to fit your needs, caskets and coffins can be made from wicker, bamboo, natural wood….
A casket has four sides while a coffin has six or eight sides.
A shroud is a ceremonial wrapping for the body of someone we love who has died. A shroud provides a hands-on, deep connective experience when grieving together and letting go. The fabric is securely laced or wrapped around the body. This can easily be done by family members, and offers a simple, symbolic activity to share. It’s an elegant and tangible way to say goodbye.
Shrouds can be used for burial or cremation. They may be used with or without a casket. It’s a matter of personal choice. It’s a matter of personal choice.
Shrouds can be made from linen, canvas, cotton and of natural fibers, and can be painted or quilted using accents and embellishments. A shroud can be used for burial or cremation. It’s beautiful, and it’s eco-friendly. They are 100% biodegradable.
There are many beautiful, earth-friendly options for the preservation of a loved one’s ashes. We carry a collection of hand-painted as well as finely crafted ash containers made from various woods, wicker or willow from local Bay Area artists.