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Create a custom
Forest Memorial

Loved ones gather in the forest to spread ashes at the base of your tree.

Plan your Forest Memorial with a Better Place Forests Guide

Whether you’re pre-planning for the future or have an immediate need for a memorial, our Guides are here to help with planning and hosting your group.

A helping hand

From paperwork to reading selection, our Guides are here to help. They provide caring support during a difficult time.

A memorial unique to you

There are no cookie cutter forest memorials. Our Guides work with you and your loved ones to make your vision a reality.

Forest Specialists

Our team lives locally and knows the forest like the back of their hand. They’ll help you think through weather, getting your group to your tree, and more.

How a Forest Memorial Works

After you purchase your tree, our Guides are here to help bring your memorial vision to life.

Plan with a Guide

Choose your guestlist, date, memorial marker inscriptions, and readings with the support of a Guide. They’ll help you personalize the experience to honor your loved one.

Gather in the forest

Our Guides will be ready to welcome you and guests to the forest. They’ll give you a walkthrough of the day before anything begins and ensure everyone is comfortable.

Combine ashes and soil

At the memorial table, our Guides will share the process of mixing ashes with native soil and dried flower petals. Guests of all ages are welcome to participate.

Return to the earth

The ash and soil mixture is spread at the base of your tree, along with wildflower seeds to symbolize new growth. You can share readings, songs, and memories.

Enjoy the forest

You’re welcome to stay in the forest after the memorial. The marker will be placed after the ground has time to settle. We encourage visitors to come back to the forest.

Real stories from our Forests

Plan your Forest Memorial
with a Guide

Our Guides are here to help ease the burden of planning your memorial.