Our forests
Expansive, protected forests from California to the East Coast

Find your forest

Protecting iconic locations across the U.S.

Explore the forest yourself
Browse available trees, make your selection, and purchase online. Start by selecting your forest below.

My husband and I always wanted something close to nature because that's where our hearts are. To have a living memorial is to have connection with nature, and feels like the appropriate cycle of life.
Sonja Bedford
Point Arena, California
Forest FAQs

Can I visit the forest?

Yes! We would love to have you. You can visit the forest throughout the year by appointment and for drop-ins during operating hours. You are welcome to bring food, enjoy the trails, and invite friends, loved ones, and pets on a leash.

To best support you and your community of friends and loved ones, we ask that you schedule an appointment for your first visit so that we can assist you in finding your tree and providing a tour of the entire forest. To schedule a visit, speak with an advisor or reach us by phone at 877-830-8311.

What happens in the event of a forest fire?

By selecting healthy forests and following forest management best practices, our arborists work to reduce the risk of fire damage and disease. If any Better Place Forests location is affected by a fire or other natural disaster, we will offer a free transfer and work with local experts to restore the forest to health.

For customers who have had a forest memorial at their tree, new trees from the same species can be planted in the same spot as your original tree based on its exact GPS coordinates so your legacy continues.

What does Better Place Forests do if my memorial tree dies?

Something happening to your tree in the short-term is an unlikely occurrence because the trees in our forests are healthy and we care for them and the property as a whole. But trees are natural beings, and over time, if something does happen to your tree, we will help you or your loved ones find another established tree or replant one as close as possible to the original tree during your lifetime and for a period of 50 years after your lifetime. This is part of our Peace of Mind Guarantee.

What can I expect during a visit to a Better Place Forests location?

When you arrive in the forest, you'll be greeted by our forest guides who will answer any questions and take you on a walking tour of the forest. Average tours last between 60-90 minutes.

All of our forests are equipped with accessible restroom facilities and refreshments for our visitors. In case of rain, there are permanent or temporary visitor centers in each forest, and our forest guides have umbrellas available for use. Our forest teams also have a motorized vehicle for visitors requiring mobility assistance.

Please reach out to our Customer Care team if you have further questions by emailing [email protected], or call/text (415) 851-7138.