A beautiful alternative to cemeteries
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Better Place Forests vs. traditional cemeteries
BETTER PLACE FORESTS
Find your forever tree
Choose your forest, tree species, and size of tree in our southwest forest. Our expert guides are standing by to help schedule your forest tour.
160-acres of forest oasis, just one hour from the Grand Canyon and Sedona.
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Over 6,000 families served across nine 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,
How it works
Choose your tree
Explore our protected forests online or in-person and choose your tree with the help of a Guide.
Plan your Forest Memorial
Create a memorial that feels authentic to you. Plan readings, music, and more with the help of our expert team.
Spread your ashes
When the time comes, ashes are mixed with local soil and returned to the base of your tree, becoming a part of the life of the forest. A marker is placed at your tree.
Enjoy your forest
You and your loved ones have ongoing access to the forest. Visit as often as you’d like.
Explore available trees with a Guide
Find the tree that speaks to you by exploring trees online.