This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes in the Pittsburgh area who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our green package allows for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.
Penn Pine: $1150
The Penn Pine is an all wood constructed casket that is hand-crafted in the Pittsburgh area specifically for green burial. (An oversized unit is also available for those weighing over 300 lbs, the cost for the oversize casket is $1495.)
Six Point Bamboo Casket: $990
Our Six-Point Bamboo Coffin is a natural, biodegradable burial option that features a fully lined, natural unbleached cotton interior and matching pillow. The Six-Point Bamboo Coffin is suitable for identification, viewing and services followed by burial.
Burial Shroud: $450
The standard burial shroud includes four handles for carrying and also has a sewn in board for stability.
Eco-friendly Casket: $363
The simplest of the eco-friendly caskets is this fully bio-degradable cardboard casket. Produced with a very simple interior that includes a pillow.
The Trundle is used in the strictest Green burials and in several religious and cultural groups such as Muslim, Hindu, and Native American. The trundle measures 78″ x 25″ and is constructed from eastern white pine. Must be used in conjunction with a burial shroud.
Penn Forest Natural Burial Park
Penn Forest Natural Burial Park is Pennsylvania’s first exclusively green burial ground and is committed to creating a beautiful burial park where nature is at the forefront. Penn Forest is located 13 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh on 32 acres in Penn Hills (close to Oakmont and Verona). The burial ground is bordered by Plum Creek and is just a mile upstream from the Allegheny River. For more information please visit their website at www.pennforestcemetery.com