Welcome to Our Mendocino Forest
Find Peace Among the Redwoods
Our first spreading forest is located in Mendocino County near Point Arena and is a stunning redwood forest with views of the ocean.
We chose this location because we knew from our first visit that it was the place we wanted for our own families.
Our Mendocino Spreading Forest
We are currently creating landscape designs on the forest for our 2017 opening. The photos below are of the forest today.
A view of the Pacific from the meadow near the entrance
A closeup of one of the many redwoods in the forest. Many of these second growth redwoods are well over 100 feet tall.
One of the primary pathways in the forest. You have the option of choosing the pathway for your memorial to make your family tree very accessible to visitors.
A view of a pathway in the forest where a number of the trees have already been flagged for families to choose.
The forest canopy lets in plenty of light making it easy to visit your family tree.
The Better Place Forests Design Team on site at the Mendocino Forest. Forest designs will be complete in early summer 2017.
Sun shining through a wilderness area of the forest. Sections of the forest have different levels of accessibility to suit your preference.
Designed for Visitors
We’re designing the forest with the visitor in mind to make a peaceful, reflective and meaningful experience.
Initial layout of our spreading forest with a visitor center, pathways, benches, and parking. We want to make it easy and enjoyable for your family.
A Location Your Family Will Love
Mendocino County features vast amounts of undeveloped forest. Perfect for peaceful, natural memorials.
Our forest is filled with stunning, iconic redwood trees. We felt a redwood forest would be an ideal setting.
Stunning Pacific Coastline
From the drive to the view from our visitor center, views of the Pacific Ocean make for a calming experience.
A grouping of redwoods in the sun in the Mendocino Forest.
California’s Redwood Coast
Our first spreading forest is located in Mendocino County (about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco) and is a beautiful redwood forest with views of the Pacific.
The Mendocino coast is a beautiful example of Northern California geography with lush forests and rugged coastline.
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At Better Place our mission is to provide every person and family the opportunity to leave the legacy of a more beautiful world.
We do this by memorializing your ashes in protected nature reserves in the most iconic locations in America.