A forest oasis in the iconic desert highlands
Celebrate a life well-lived and leave a legacy in a 160 acre forest oasis
What makes our Flagstaff Forest special:
- An ancient grove of quaking aspen trees
- A meadow filled with wildflowers
- Incredible views of Arizona’s tallest peaks
A protected forest featuring a breathtaking grove of quaking aspens
The forest is full of wildflowers in spring and offers stunning sunsets in summer. Fall brings a kaleidoscope of colors, and winter snowfalls create a peaceful scene.
A private spot for your memorial
For each person spread at the base of your tree, we will host a private ceremony. We'll customize your ceremony to ensure it’s exactly how you want it to be.
A beautiful place for your loved ones to visit
Your visitors will enjoy being surrounded by the mountains, just one hour from the Grand Canyon and Sedona.
How it works
Get to know us
Let us introduce ourselves and answer your questions. Learn about how we maintain our forests or how we help with personalized planning.
Tour a forest
Experience the sights and sounds of the forest and learn what makes each section unique. Tour online from the comfort of home or in-person with one of our forest stewards.
Gather your loved ones
When it’s time, your ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree during a personalized memorial ceremony.
Leave a legacy
Give your loved ones a beautiful place to remember you and help protect a forest for future generations.
Find your perfect resting place
Each forest section has its own character. Explore Flagstaff in a guided, online tour with your advisor.
Kachina Peaks Vista offers impressive views
Perched along the highest ridge of the forest, a tableau of the meadow beneath the snow-capped Kachina Peaks awaits.
Homestead Grove welcomes you
This grove of quaking aspens is especially beautiful in the fall but will welcome you home year-round. It’s just steps away from the Homestead Visitors Center.
Larkspur Meadowview blooms with beauty
Savor the sunset over the expansive Larkspur meadow, which comes alive with yellows and purples as wildflowers bloom in spring and summer.
More about Better Place Forests
A beautiful place for you and your loved ones.
Serving you in life and beyond
During your tree selection
Explore the Flagstaff forest with a free online tour from a trained advisor.
At your memorial ceremony
Our forest stewards ensure your memorial ceremony honors your wishes and celebrates your story.
For years to come
From travel support to ensuring a peaceful visit, our local stewards are here for you and your loved ones.
Ready to learn more?
Schedule your online tour today.