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Choose a tree instead
of a tombstone

A sustainable alternative to cemeteries in an iconic southwest forest

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A beautiful alternative to cemeteries

At half the cost of traditional options, a Memorial Tree in a Better Place Forest is a beautiful way to remember the ones you love.

Return ashes to the earth in a protected forest ecosystem.

Every Memorial Tree Includes

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Your choice of a tree in a protected forest
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Rights to add people and pets in the future
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Ongoing access to the forest
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Saplings planted in your honor
Your Memorial Tree helps preserve and protect a beautiful forest that your family can visit for generations to come. 

Better Place Forests vs. traditional cemeteries

Creating your perfect memorial can be beautiful and affordable. Our average cost of a resting place, ceremony, and marker for two people is less than half the cost of traditional cemeteries.
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Headstones in a Traditional Cemetery



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​

Return to the earth and become a part of the greater forest ecosystem. Talk to a Guide to learn more.

How it works

Choose your tree

Explore our protected forests online or in-person and choose your tree with the help of a Guide.

Family with dog chooses Memorial Tree

Plan your Forest Memorial

Create a memorial that feels authentic to you. Plan readings, music, and more with the help of our expert team.

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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.

Family has Forest Memorial at Memorial Tree

Enjoy your forest

You and your loved ones have ongoing access to the forest. Visit as often as you’d like.

Family sits in Memorial Forest

Explore available trees with a Guide

Find the tree that speaks to you by exploring trees online.