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BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
Wasn't sure which category to post this in.. Any way..

I just came back from the nursery with a lovely 8ft Prunus Amanogawa. Began digging out a good size hole for it and what do we find? Large amount of thick blue plastic and some weird thick fluffy fibre. Turned out to be a dead dog and his bedding. LOVELY.   But, this is actually illegal here. No idea what to do about it, husband has double bagged it. We could get in trouble if we put it in the rubbish.  

Why do people do this?  Putting plastic stopped it decomposing decently and the smell was horrendous. If they had laid it to rest as is with some lime on it then it might have been only bones and hair. Was also too shallow. But..

I have a lovely new tree and the bees are straight on it. Just got to deal with the stinking remains of pooch


  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Good lord. Good luck with it.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,665
    edited April 2018
    Dig a deep hole. Put remains of dead dog in minus plastic and bedding. Start to fill in. Plant tree on top.  Don't tell the neighbours.
     Most of my mums dogs and cats have been buried under a fruit tree. My dads ashes were also scattered there.  She had a lovely crop of apples last year.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Sorry but the thought of putting lime on a dearly loved departed pet turns my stomach.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Fidget - good idea but the tree is already in and husband refuses to open the bag (me too) . So, hes putting it in the rubbish well bagged up and hoping for the best. If it gets found we can just say we thought it was just discarded rubbish. 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    Hogweed - They should have had it cremated as is the law. 
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