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A group of people standing in the woods of a Better Place Forests location. They are gathered for a celebration of life for a lost family member.
FOREST STORIES

Darlla’s quest to find her happy place

After experiencing the loss of her parents, Darlla knew she wanted to do something different than the family tradition.

“After burying my parents in a cemetery in a barren field, I knew that wasn’t what I wanted.
Having been to the forest before with a friend, I knew this was the place for me.”

Darlla R.

Point Arena Memorial Forest, California

Darla with her husband at her tree. After experiencing the loss of her parents, Darlla knew she wanted to do something different than the family tradition which was why she selected a Memorial Tree at Better Place Forests Point Arena location.

Finding her happy place

Darlla has always found her sense of peace near the ocean. The salt air, the rhythmic cycle of waves coming and going makes her feel at home. 

Darlla toured the Point Arena Memorial Forest on a clear day, accompanied by her husband and friend. They loved the scenic drive up the Pacific coast.

With a little help from a friend

Darla learned about Better Place Forests from her friend Joana, who had already found her forever home in the forest. 

They visited the Point Arena Memorial Forest to see Joana’s tree. Darlla learned more about how ashes become a part of the forest cycle of life, and fell in love with the peaceful, verdant forest.

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“It felt like a celebration when Darlla found her tree. It was the perfect fit since she was hoping to find a tree on the Creekside Knoll near her friend’s tree.”

Alethea

Point Arena Memorial Forest Guide

Alethea, and experienced forest guide at Better Place Forests Point Arena, stand by a redwood tree

Peace in having a plan

Alethea, General Manager of the Point Arena Memorial Forest, toured Darlla and her group around the forest. When Darlla knew she found her tree, she embraced it like an old friend. Alethea shared “it felt like a celebration when Darlla found her tree. It was the perfect fit since she was hoping to find a tree on the Creekside Knoll near her friend’s tree.”

“This was the easiest decision I have ever made” said Darlla, as she reflected on how good it feels to have her end-of-life plan in place.

“This was the easiest decision I have ever made.”

Darlla R.

Point Arena Memorial Forest, California

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Kathryn and Joey

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