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Call us anytime at (888) 958‑7674

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Trees not tombstones: Join the movement

“We found Better Place Forests to be the perfect solution for us and our family. Such a beautiful place to reflect and to celebrate memories. 

The wonderful, ‘no pressure’, caring staff sealed the deal for us!”

— Margie & Ritch F.

Better Place Forests is exactly what I had in mind whenever I contemplated the disposition of my ashes. 

The ability to spread my pets' ashes in advance of my own gives me a real sense of connection with my tree and the whole forest, the whole earth really!”

— Pacia D.

We're proud to announce that in 2018, we planted 7,500 Impact Trees in areas affected by Northern California's drought and wildfires. We'd like to thank our amazing customer family and our partner, One Tree Planted, for making this possible. Together, we took the equivalent of 271 cars off the road!


Learn more about our partnership

Find serenity where the redwoods meet the ocean

People from all across America sleep easier knowing that they have found their memorial tree. We have limited availability on the Mendocino coast. Act now to reserve your redwood tree for the next 21 days.

Early visitors to our Seattle forest 
will enjoy exclusive savings.

To celebrate the opening of our newest forest in the Pacific Northwest, we’re offering you an incredible savings package just for making a no-obligation reservation.

Imagine your redwood memorial overlooking the Pacific Ocean 

Better Place Forests is America's fastest-growing alternative to traditional cemeteries.

Never before has there been a way to give your entire family peace of mind while leaving the earth a better place than you found it.

Read on for a case study of our popular Point Arena forest on the California coast. We plan to open memorial forests across the nation, but this majestic California redwood forest is our most popular choice.

How it works in 4 simple steps:

1. Make your refundable deposit  

Memorial trees in our Northern California redwood forest are in high demand. Your deposit guarantees your spot for the next 21 days.

2. Book your free consultation 

How many people are you planning for? Want to include your pets? Your advisor will guide you to the best memorial option for your family.

3. Choose your tree

Whether online or in-person, our Forest Stewards will help you find the perfect tree. Your tree is permanently protected and belongs to your family forever.


4. Enjoy peace of mind   

When it's time, we make it easy for your family to hold a beautiful, personalized Memorial Ceremony that fulfills your final wishes. 


Our first forests are located along the Northern California coast. People from all over the country who love this concept are choosing memorial redwoods overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 

Our peace of mind commitment: Your purchase of a redwood memorial is fully transferrable to any future Better Place Forest.


Where are our forests located?

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Early visitors to our Santa Cruz forest will enjoy exclusive savings.

To celebrate the opening of our newest forest in Santa Cruz, we’re offering you an incredible savings package just for making a no-obligation reservation.

Demand for trees in our Santa Cruz forest is incredibly high, and all trees are available on a first come, first served basis. Be one of the first to see the forest and enjoy the largest selection of iconic redwoods, tanoaks, and madrones.

First 25
people

25% discount on your total purchase — average savings of $1,871

Exclusive invitation to our forest kickoff event with the Founders

Free Memorial Marker — a $500 value

First 50
people

First 200
people

Your name inscribed on Pioneer Benches in the forest

Early access to forest photography, videos, and progress updates

We'll plant double the Impact Trees in your honor (up to 800 trees!)

First 100
people

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What is Better Place Forests?

Better Place Forests is a beautiful, sustainable, and more affordable alternative to cemeteries.

As redwoods, firs, and tanoaks create a canopy above, choose the tree that speaks to you. A bronze memorial marker with your family name forever marks your tree. Beneath your tree, spread the ashes of loved ones and pets for generations to come. 
 
We offer flexible payment plans so price never gets in the way of creating a beautiful final resting place. You can rest easy knowing that your family always has a peaceful place to gather. 

Better Place Forests handles everything, from caring for your tree to organizing your Memorial Ceremony. 


At any point in the future, you can decide to have loved ones and pets join you at your tree. Because your tree will live for generations, you can truly create a family tree. 

Create a family legacy — even if your family isn't ready

Unlike traditional cemeteries with limited space and exponential costs for additional plots, Better Place Forests gives your family flexibility.  

Your fully-refundable deposit guarantees: 

  • A 21-day hold on a redwood tree in our coastal California forest 

  • A free bronze memorial marker with the inscription of your choice 

  • A conservation legacy — we'll plant 25-400 Impact Trees to conserve more American forests

  • The ability to transfer your purchase to any future Better Place Forest

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“I fell in love with the idea of having a tree. When I spoke with the people at Better Places Forests, I knew it was the right thing for me. 

Going to visit was a beautiful experience. The forest is wonderful and I picked a beautiful, strong Hemlock tree. I look forward to years of visiting my tree before she is needed.”

— Margot S.

“In every part of my experience, Better Place met and exceeded expectations. I believe I have done something wonderful for my family by preparing ahead. I have left them peace and my love.”

— Julika B.

Create a memorial that is right for you...

A beautiful location

A permanent memorial

A place easily visited by others

Place your fully-refundable $95 deposit today to lock in:

Save my spot

A free Memorial Marker ($750 value)

A 21-day hold on your redwood memorial

50 Impact Trees planted in your honor today

Not interested in a redwood memorial? Prefer to wait for Better Place Forests to come to your region?

Let us know where you're located.

We plan to open memorial forests all across the U.S. 

Get updates

Availability is limited in our Northern California redwood forest, and families from all across America are requesting trees.

Our peace of mind commitment:  All purchases are fully transferrable to future Better Place Forests locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if a new forest opens that I like better?


We're growing quickly and opening new forests all across the country. Your purchase of a California redwood memorial is fully transferrable to any future Better Place Forest.

Can I include my pet’s ashes in my memorial?


Yes, we encourage the inclusion of your pets in your memorial! Spreading rights for pets can be purchased upfront or added at any time.

How are your memorial trees priced?


Our pricing is based on your tree's size, species, and the number of family members you choose to include in your memorial. We offer affordable payment plans beginning at just $65/month. An advisor will help you determine the best payment option for your family.

I don't live in the region. How can I choose my tree?


We offer personalized, guided forest tours to everyone who makes a deposit. Your tour can be in-person or online — whatever is most convenient for you. In either case, our expert Forest Stewards will help you find the tree that speaks to you.

Watch video to learn more

What's included with your memorial?


  • A private consultation with a memorial planning advisor

  • A beautiful Memorial Ceremony — we help your family organize everything, from logistics to legal documents

  • The ongoing care and protection of your tree by our team of expert arborists and Forest Stewards
     
  • Continuing access to our forest, Visitor's Center, and gardens for your whole family

Your family tree is only the beginnning.

When you choose your memorial tree with us, you also make an immediate impact on reforestation. 

For each memorial tree, we will plant up to 400 Impact Trees through our partnership with the nonprofit One Tree Planted to reforest America.

Place your fully-refundable $95 deposit today to lock in:

Save my spot

A free Memorial Marker ($750 value)

A 21-day hold on your redwood memorial

50 Impact Trees planted in your honor today

Our commitment to you:  All purchases are fully transferrable to future Better Place Forests locations.

Find peace of mind in the redwood forest. Save your spot today.