Elements from your ashes become a part of your Memorial Tree and the wider forest ecosystem.
By choosing a Memorial Tree, you help protect these forests for future generations to visit and enjoy.
Forest Memorials are intimate gatherings where ashes are mixed with soil and placed at the base of your tree.
What came as a wonderful surprise is the reverence the staff added to our Forest Memorial. They guided us through returning our loved one to the earth .Chris B.
The process of selecting a tree was deeply spiritual . I am a tree-hugging conservationist and Better Place Forests is exactly what I had in mind for my ashes.Patricia D.
This is a thoughtful, environmentally smart approach to end-of-life. I appreciate that my children will have a place other than a cemetery to visit.Francine S.
Better Place Forests is the perfect place for us. The idea of being out in nature under our tree gives us such a feeling of peace.Joy B.
I think having a tree, having a place out in nature is so different. Instead of showing my son a plot in a cemetery I can show him a tree. It’s a chance to teach him about renewal and that life carries on.Sarah B.
Mother Teresa said, "Peace begins with a smile." My wild black cherry tree in the Rock River Forest brings a smile and a sense of peace, instead of angst.Judith L.
Picking out a tree, a symbol of family and strength, felt right. My parent's tree is more than a place to visit, it’s a symbolic reminder of our connection.Michelle C.
I have spent many days walking in the forest. When you listen to the birds, the wind, the rustling of leaves… it’s a monumental, picturesque experience.Dwight and Renate B.
There’s something very magical about picking out your tree and knowing that you’ll become a part of that ecosystem. In a way, you’ll live on in the future.Susan K,
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