What is the mission of Better Place Forests?

Learn about the mission that drives Better Place Forests.

Better Place Forests is creating beautiful, sustainable alternatives to cemeteries for people who choose cremation. In our memorial forests, families can choose a protected tree to spread ashes beneath for generations.

Our mission is to help every person write a better end to their story and establish a lasting legacy while conserving some of the most iconic natural land in North America.


We support the growing majority of people who choose cremation at the end of their lives, but have no beautiful, protected and private place to return their ashes to the earth. Instead of a tombstone, families spread the ashes of their loved ones beneath a permanently protected family tree.

Better Place Forests protects each forest from development forever, ensuring that each person who chooses us is helping to make the world more beautiful for future generations.

You can learn more about us on our About Us page here.