Forest Memorials

Our Forest Guides partner with your loved ones to personalize readings, traditions, and special requests to create your forest memorial. Ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree, rejoining the cycle of life.

Memorial Markers

A custom inscribed marker anchored near the base of your tree, marking your place in the forest. You can purchase memorial markers for people or pets.

Some limitations based on tree size.

Pet Tributes

Included with your $300 pet spreading, pet tributes honor our furry family members. Our Forest Guides will partner with you to honor your pet.

Start Forest Memorial Planning

To begin your memorial planning process, call


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The Fine Print of End of Life Services

End-of-life services are highly regulated to protect consumers.

You can purchase a memorial tree and the rights to spread people and pets right now.

In order to protect you, memorial services listed on this page can only be purchased when you’re ready to have a memorial. We want you to know these costs so you can plan for the future.

Frequently Asked Pricing Questions

How many sets of ashes can I spread at my tree?

Each memorial tree package comes with the right to spread one person's ashes at the base of your tree. You can add additional spreading rights at an added cost. There are some limitations to the number of ashes that can be spread at your tree over its lifetime. Talk to a guide to learn more.

What if I just want my ashes sent to my tree, but no forest memorial?

We will honor your wishes. Your loved ones can coordinate with our Forest Guides to have ashes placed at your tree. They will share a photo (including a marker if you choose to have one). There is a small fee ($100) for this option.

Can I have one forest memorial and spread the ashes of multiple people/pets?

Yes, it is possible to have a forest memorial for more than one person/pets. We require you to purchase a spreading right for each person who will be spread at your tree.

After ashes are spread at my tree, can I or my friends/family visit whenever we want?

We welcome you to visit often and ask that you make an appointment so that we can support your visit as needed. This can include placing a bench at your tree, helping guests find your tree and offering mobility assistance.

Why can’t I pay for everything at once?

We follow end-of-life consumer protection regulations, which prevent a company from collecting funds until goods and services are used, unless its via insurance. At this time, Better Place Forests does not offer a way to set aside funds, and therefore we only charge customers when a memorial is scheduled or a marker is ordered.

Can I have characters not letters inscribed on my memorial marker?

Yes, we can engrave Latin alphabet letters, simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

I want to have a huge forest memorial. Can you make that happen?

If you want to have an extra large celebration of life, we encourage you to consider hosting a separate, larger event, and then having a more intimate forest memorial. Our forests have limited parking and staff. Talk to our guides and we’ll discuss all of the available options.

What will memorial prices be in the future?

We can’t predict what the future will hold, but you can use 2023’s memorial pricing as an estimate for future costs. We will change memorial prices as needed on an annual basis to account for economic changes like inflation.