3 Reasons

3 Reasons Better Place Forests is Different Than Spreading on Your Own

The majority of people I’ve spoken with are inquiring about Better Place Forests because they have been responsible for a family member’s ashes in the past. It’s never a straightforward situation. Many people choose cremation but don’t give explicit instructions about what to do with their ashes. Or if they …

7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Choosing a Memorial

Over the last 2 years we’ve spoken with hundreds of families like yours as we’ve created Better Place Forests. In doing so, we’ve noticed the topics that come up the most when someone is going through the process of choosing a memorial. We thought it would be helpful if we …

Hand on Redwood

From Concept to 850+ Family Tree Memorials Reserved

I’m writing this update so I can share with everyone all the things we’ve done since you showed your support and interest in Better Place Forests. From finding the land for our first forest and working with local authorities to having more than eight hundred families from the Bay Area choose …

Mendocino Sky

Why Do People Choose Cremation Today?

Cremation is a relatively new trend in American history. In 1960, only 3.5% of Americans chose cremation. Today, nearly half of Americans choose cremation and almost 70% of Baby Boomers will choose to be cremated. In the lifetime of a single generation, cremation went from something almost no one did …

Why I Started Better Place Forests – Brad Milne

“… I’m starting a forest cemetery company, named Better Place.” I get a strange look every time I respond to people asking me what I’m up to these days. If someone had answered me that way 13 months ago, I probably would have given them the same look back. But I’ve …