There’s a remote region of Indonesia where they place dead babies inside tree trunks so that they can be absorbed by nature. Dozens of bodies can be buried in a single tree.
The ritual, called Ma’nene, occurs every three years, and is carried out by hollowing out holes in a tree’s trunk, wrapping the child in cloth, and then placing them inside. Afterwards, the hole is then sealed up with palm fiber.
A lthough it is believed that the bodies are absorbed into the living tree over time, according to legend, locals think the wind carries their soul away.