AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL CEMETERIES

Better Place Forests are permanently protected forests, where families can spread the cremation ashes of their loved ones under reserved memorial trees.

How It Works

Better Place Forests makes it easy to create a natural, beautiful memorial for your family.

Choose Your Tree

You and your family can visit one of our forests and choose a tree to be reserved exclusively for you. We place a beautiful bronze marker in front of your tree.

Create Your Memorial

Your family can spread the ashes of your loved ones around your tree forever. You can also include your pets and family members can choose to be spread around your tree in the future.

Memorialize Your Legacy

Our forests are beautiful, permanently protected, and landscaped to create an ideal visitor experience. When your tree dies, we replant a new tree in its place.

Learn more about how Better Place Forests works

COME VISIT OUR FIRST FOREST IN
POINT ARENA, MENDOCINO

Located 3 hours north of San Francisco, we fell in love with this stunning redwood forest with its views of the Pacific.

Beautiful, Secluded, Natural

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Our forest in Point Arena is a second-growth coastal redwood forest with 15 foot wide pathways, a beautiful meadow area, and a gorgeous view of the Pacific.

From the marine layer of fog that coats the forest every morning and evening, to the views of the ocean, there’s something truly special about the coastal redwoods in Mendocino.

Located in Beautiful Point Arena

When you visit the forest, we recommend stopping by Point Arena, a charming and welcoming coastal town boasting a number of fun activities like fishing, diving, and surfing.

A Beautiful Way To Be Remembered

Better Place Forests offers you an alternative to cemeteries and traditional spreading options. When you choose a Better Place Tree Memorial, you are creating a living, natural memorial where only the ashes of you and your family can be spread.

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A Serene, Natural Setting

We have selected truly spectacular forest locations, visited by songbirds and other wildlife.

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An Easy To Visit Location

The forest is designed for visitors and offers a comfortable, peaceful place to visit.

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Permanently Protected

Our privately-owned forests are professionally landscaped, maintained, and permanently protected. When trees die, we replant new trees in their place.

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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?
We have answers.

What does Better Place Forests offer me?
Where is the spreading forest located?
Why is this different from spreading ashes on my own?
Are my pets allowed in my family memorial?
What happens if I change my mind?

GET 50% OFF & RECEIVE FIRST CHOICE OF TREE

Inquire about what option is right for your family.

  • Get access to visit the forest before the public
  • Receive first choice of tree
  • Custom payment plans as low as $50 / month

INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR MEMORIAL

Create your final resting place in a beautiful, natural forest, while leaving a permanent legacy for generations to come.