If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? If some Italian designers have their way, you really will be able to become a tree when you die.

Capsula Mundi is a new way of burying people without a coffin, and the people who formed the project say they want to see sacred forests all over the world instead of gardens of headstones. The way Capsula Mundi works is your body would be buried under a tree in an egg-shaped, biodegradable container. Your body wouldn't be cremated, but would be in the container in a fetal position. You would even get to choose which tree you would like to be buried under.

The problem behind Capsula Mundi is the Italian government doesn't allow this type of burial, but the project designers are working on legislation to have the laws changed.

I think this is a great idea because nothing is sadder than talking to a headstone when your loved one is gone. Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to sit in the shade and lean against a tree that is part of them?