Santa Cruz Memorial Forest
Become a part of a redwood forest nestled in the mountains
What makes the Santa Cruz Forest Special
Towering Coastal Redwoods
Peaceful Spring-fed Pond
Experience the forest sights and sounds
Join the Santa Cruz Community
Trees embody vitality and wisdom. I want my ashes mingled with that miraculous joy. When my great granddaughter grows up, she can come to Better Place Forests, hug Tall Red, listen to the forest sing and smile.Frannielee L.
Redwoods are the strongest tree—they represent a stableness and a security that I feel represents us.Kathy P. & Joey O.
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.
Explore with a Better Place Forests Guide
Visiting the Santa Cruz Forest
Forest Visiting Hours
Better Place Forests 101: Intro to the Santa Cruz Memorial Forest
Join us for a guided walk through your local memorial forest.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023
11:00 AM or 2:00 PM
trees with a Guide
Find the tree that speaks to you by exploring trees online or in-forest.