Choose your perfect tree
Pick your forest, tree size, and how many people and pets will share your tree. Then, customize your forest memorials.
How to find your perfect tree
Every Memorial Tree Includes
Rights to spread ashes for one person
Rights to add people and pets in the future
to the forest
Saplings planted in your honor
Purchase the rights to
spread additional ashes
When it’s time, we offer Forest Memorial services
Simple, Transparent Pricing
Shop for your tree with confidence
Free Tree Transfer
Explore our forests from coast to coast
Browse and shop for your tree with one-on-one support from a Guide
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,
Commonly asked questions
Does Better Place Forests offer cremation?
What if I want to add additional people or pets to my tree in the future?
How many sets of ashes can I spread at my tree?
What does “the right to spread ashes” really mean?
How does a memorial tree compare to traditional options?
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Find the tree that speaks to you by exploring trees online or in-forest.