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Loved ones gather in the forest to spread ashes at the base of your tree.
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Gather in the forest
Combine ashes and soil
Return to the earth
Enjoy the forest
Real stories from our Forests
What came as a wonderful surprise is the reverence the staff added to our Forest Memorial. They guided us through returning our loved one to the earth .Chris B.
The process of selecting a tree was deeply spiritual . I am a tree-hugging conservationist and Better Place Forests is exactly what I had in mind for my ashes.Patricia D.
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.
Better Place Forests is the perfect place for us. The idea of being out in nature under our tree gives us such a feeling of peace.Joy B.
I think having a tree, having a place out in nature is so different. Instead of showing my son a plot in a cemetery I can show him a tree. It’s a chance to teach him about renewal and that life carries on.Sarah B.
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.
Picking out a tree, a symbol of family and strength, felt right. My parent's tree is more than a place to visit, it’s a symbolic reminder of our connection.Michelle C.
I have spent many days walking in the forest. When you listen to the birds, the wind, the rustling of leaves… it’s a monumental, picturesque experience.Dwight and Renate B.
There’s something very magical about picking out your tree and knowing that you’ll become a part of that ecosystem. In a way, you’ll live on in the future.Susan K,
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