Forest cemetery

Memorial Forest

Memorial forests make beautiful permanent resting places for cremated remains. Mourners will have a specific place to visit when they wish to reflect on a life well-lived. And by working with one of our memorial forests partners, you'll leave the world a better place for future generations. 

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Starts at $5,900

Your or your loved one’s final resting place can be at the base of a private tree in a beautiful memorial forest. Better Place Forests sells rights to individual trees within their forests. Ashes are scattered under your tree, creating a location for friends and family to visit and remember for years to come. With memorial forests throughout America and more being planned, you can help protect nature and leave a truly lasting legacy while having a unique place for your friends and family to visit. 

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What Does A Memorial Forest Burial Cost?

$9,500 average cost

Prices start at $5,900

What is a Memorial Forest?

Old growth forests are disappearing. You can purchase a tree in a memorial forest to be scattered under and help protect that land forever more. 

Designed for those who prefer nature to traditional cemeteries, memorial forests offer beautiful surroundings for the scattering of your or your loved ones' ashes. Memorial forests also help protect the environment while offering a wonderful place for family and friends to visit.

 

Forest cemeteries sell rights to individual trees within their forests. Ashes are scattered under your tree, creating a location for friends and family to visit and remember for years to come.

There are memorial forests throughout the United States with more opening every year. Most have good road access and small visitor centers.

Things to Know About Memorial Forests

A great option for nature lovers and often preferable over a traditional cemetery.

Some providers allow you to use the same tree for multiple remains. 

Provides a permanent place to visit for generations to come. 

Memorial forests are growing in popularity.

A problem with memorial forests is that there may not be one where you would like. Another location is added every few months, so there may be one coming soon to a location near you. 

The Final Word

We anticipate that more companies will enter this business and create memorial forests. For now, Better Place Forests is the primary provider.

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