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Choose a tree instead
of a tombstone

Spread ashes beneath
your own Memorial Tree
in a protected forest.

A natural alternative to cemeteries

Our protected forests are home to Memorial Trees. A Memorial Tree is an established, growing tree that serves as a resting place for cremated remains. Ashes are mixed with soil and spread at the base of the tree, becoming forever part of the forest.

Why people choose Better Place Forests

Forever a part of the forest

Elements from your ashes become a part of your Memorial Tree and the wider forest ecosystem.

A memorial for nature lovers

By choosing a Memorial Tree, you help protect these forests for future generations to visit and enjoy.

A healing experience

Forest Memorials are intimate gatherings where ashes are mixed with soil and placed at the base of your tree.

Why having a place matters

Visiting the forest is a powerful way for people to connect – both with each other and the memories of the ones they love.

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Return to nature with a Forest Memorial

If you’re ready to start planning a Forest Memorial, our team is here to guide you every step of the way. From tree selection to marker inscriptions, they are here to support you.

Real stories from our Forests

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trees with a Guide

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