A more meaningful, more affordable resting place
A traditional burial, plot and headstone costs around $15,000.* We offer a range of packages for any budget—at less than half the cost of a traditional burial.
Better Place Forests offers transparent pricing:
no hidden fees and
no surprise add-ons.
We’ll tailor your memorial package to your needs, vision and budget.
Pricing varies based on:
Location & setting
(views, water features, etc.)
Tree type & size
Number of memorial ceremonies
Sample packages
Heritage Tree
Starting at
$5,900
1 ceremony included
  • Up to 20” diameter
  • Beside a peaceful seasonal creek
  • 50 Impact Trees planted Supports reforestation efforts across America in partnership with the non-profit One Tree Planted
$9,100 less per person than a traditional burial
Most Popular
Legacy Tree
Starting at
$8,900
2 ceremonies included
  • Up to 30” diameter
  • In an intimate grove
  • 200 Impact Trees planted Supports reforestation efforts across America in partnership with the non-profit One Tree Planted
$10,550 less per person than a traditional burial
Monument Tree
Starting at
$12,900
2 ceremonies included
  • Up to 40” diameter
  • Unobstructed mountain views
  • 400 Impact Trees planted Supports reforestation efforts across America in partnership with the non-profit One Tree Planted
$8,550 less per person than a traditional burial
Young tree packages start at $3,900 and include one ceremony. Extra memorial ceremonies can be added to any package for $3,000 per person and $250 per pet.
What’s included
For you
  • A comprehensive memorial plan and peace of mind
  • Your tree, identified by its unique number and location
  • The right to spread ashes beneath your tree. Most trees include two spreadings
  • The right to purchase additional spreadings
  • Knowledge that you’re helping the planet while preserving your memory
For your loved ones
  • Memorial ceremony where your ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree, with support of a forest steward
  • Customized memorial marker
  • Peaceful, beautiful setting at your tree to reflect and remember
  • A place of natural beauty with walking trails and a visitor’s center
For the earth
  • Protection of green spaces and forest land
  • Carbon offset from your memorial tree
  • For every package, Impact Trees are planted in partnership with the non-profit One Tree Planted to help reforest America
Better Place Forests does not offer cremation services, but your advisor can share resources and help you plan for that step.
I am so thrilled to know that my eternity will be spent in such a peaceful and natural setting. And I couldn’t be happier knowing that I am helping to preserve a part of the coastal ecosystem!
Barbara B.
Santa Cruz Forest, California
*According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral with viewing, vault and burial in 2019 was $9,135 per person. A headstone and plot can range from $1,700-$10,000, depending on location, according to Choice Mutual.