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Rock River Memorial Forest

Become a part of a thriving riverfront forest

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What makes the Rock River Forest Special

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Riverfront Views

Abundant Wildlife

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Diverse Tree Species

Experience the forest sights and sounds

Our Guides will bring the forest to life with an online tour, or visit in-person to feel the magic firsthand.

Join the Rock River Community

Connect with people who love nature as much as you do.

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. Rock River Forest, Illinois

It's our hope that those we leave behind will find peace, comfort, and a place to cherish good memories at our tree overlooking the Rock River.

Nancy B. Rock River Forest, Illinois

I had been looking for the right place for my husband's ashes for 5 years when I learned about Better Place Forests.

Julie S. Rock River Forest, Illinois

Better Place Forests was an easy choice for us. The concept resonates within my soul. 

Mary S. Rock River Forest, Illinois
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Browse and shop the Rock River Forest with one-on-one support from a Guide. You can choose favorites online or visit the forest in-person to find your forever tree.

Visiting the Rock River Forest

Forest Visiting Hours

Thursday – Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
by appointment only – schedule below 

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