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Green Burial


Roupp Funeral Home is proud to announce we now offer green burial options with the 
Wood’s Edge Burial Grounds at Paxtang Cemetery

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What is Green Burial?

Green burial is the process by which the body of the deceased person is interred in the ground in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition & returns the body back to the earth naturally.

 A green burial is a simple and natural means of burial that is an alternative to the current "contemporary" funeral and cremation.

The body is prepared for burial without the use of embalming fluids, such as formaldehyde, and often wrapped in a biodegradable burial shroud or casket placed directly in the ground or within a biodegradable casket without the use of a cement or metal vault or liner. A green burial is a simple and natural means of burial that is an alternative to the current "traditional" funeral or cremation.


What is the Wood's Edge?

Paxtang Cemetery is honored to introduce The Wood’s Edge, the first Hybrid Green Burial Ground in Central Pennsylvania.

12 Acres have been dedicated to the Wood’s Edge Burial Grounds at Paxtang Cemetery. This area provides families the opportunity to place their loved one's in a place of peace and tranquility surrounded by nature, which utilizes:

- Sustainable burial methods

- 100% biodegradable material only

- Integrated pest management plan (IPM)

- Naturalistic Memorials

- Cultivation and restoration of native PA plant life on top of every burial


To learn more about the Wood's Edge burial options, please visit: www.paxtangcemetery.com/green-burial

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