Find your place
in the forest
Our guides work with you to curate a list of memorial trees so you can find your perfect match.
Explore with a Better
Place Forests Guide
to walking the forest, our Guides will help
you find the tree that speaks to you.
Handpicked trees for your budget
knowledgeable Guides can
tailor a selection of trees to match
your needs and budget.
Save time by starting online
forest online with a Guide to decide
which trees to visit in-person.
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Our Guides have helped thousands
of families find their memorial tree. They’ll
help make end-of-life planning
as simple as possible.
How to find your tree
Most people have never purchased a Memorial Tree before. Here are a few factors to keep in mind when choosing your tree:
Where you want to be
What size tree you want
Our Guides are here to help find the perfect size for you, from Keepsake to Landmark. All Memorial Trees start with the right to spread ashes for one person, and you add spreading rights for people and pets.
What species and section speak to you
Getting to your tree
Real stories from our Forests
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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Find the tree that speaks to you by exploring trees online or in-forest.