May Special

Get a free Forest Memorial ceremony for up to 30 guests included with your tree purchase

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.
Family gathers at Memorial Tree in Better Place Forests for a Forest Memorial service

Forest Memorial

Create a natural tribute that unites people and memories with a living forest.

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Start by learning more about planning a Forest Memorial, available trees, and pricing.

THIS MAY ONLY

Free Forest Memorial

Find peace of mind with your Forest Memorial ceremony for up to 30 guests is included FREE with your Memorial Tree purchase. The Forest Memorial is redeemable at any time. 

How a Forest Memorial Works

Couple and dog at Memorial Tree in Better Place Forests Yosemite Gateway

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Integrate ash & soil

When it’s time, ashes are integrated with native forest soil at the memorial table.

Ashes and soil mixed together during a Better Place Forests' Forest Memorial ceremony

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A symbol of life

Wildflower petals, a symbol of new life, are added to the vessel as part of the ceremony.

Wildflower petals, a symbol of new life, are mixed with ashes and soil at Better Place Forests

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Return to earth

The ash and soil mixture is placed at the base of your tree. Share readings, songs, and memories.

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.

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Mark your special place

When the earth has settled, our Forest Guides place a customized Memorial Marker at your tree. 

a Memorial Marker at the base of a Memorial Tree in Better Place Forests.
Couple and dog at Memorial Tree in Better Place Forests Yosemite Gateway
Ashes and soil mixed together during a Better Place Forests' Forest Memorial ceremony
Wildflower petals, a symbol of new life, are mixed with ashes and soil at Better Place Forests
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.
a Memorial Marker at the base of a Memorial Tree in Better Place Forests.

THIS MAY ONLY

Free Forest Memorial

Find peace of mind with your Forest Memorial ceremony for up to 30 guests is included FREE with your Memorial Tree purchase. The Forest Memorial is redeemable at any time. 

Plan a Forest Memorial

Simple paperwork with Better Place Forests

Simple Paperwork

A death certificate and
spreading affidavit are needed.

A Memorial Marker at a Memorial Tree in Better Place Forests

Memorial Markers

Design an option marker with
letters, characters, or symbols.

Readings during a Forest Memorial at Better Place Forests

Custom Forest Memorial

Our Guides help you select
readings, poems, and songs.

Memorial Tree and Memorial Marker at Better Place Forests

Explore Memorial Trees

Lovingly handpicked by our Forest Guides, discover Memorial Trees from our most popular tree species.

Forest Guide returns ashes to the earth at Better Place Forests

Plan your Forest Memorial 
with a Guide

“Hosting a Forest Memorial is a complete act of service. My intention is for people to feel safe, welcome, and included.”

Gillian N. | Memorial Specialist
Point Arena Memorial Forest, California

Plan with a Guide

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