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
Example packages
Young tanoak
$2,900
Includes 1 memorial ceremony
  • 7” diameter
  • 25 impact trees planted Supports reforestation efforts across America in partnership with the non-profit One Tree Planted
$12,100 less than a traditional burial
Heritage redwood
$8,500
Includes 2 memorial ceremonies
  • 14” diameter
  • Iconic coastal redwood
  • 50 impact trees planted Supports reforestation efforts across America in partnership with the non-profit One Tree Planted
$10,750 less per person than a traditional burial
Monument ponderosa pine
$16,700
Includes 2 memorial ceremonies
  • 30” diameter
  • Noble ponderosa pine
  • Unobstructed views of stunning mountain peaks
  • 400 impact trees planted Supports reforestation efforts across America in partnership with the non-profit One Tree Planted
$6,650 less per person than a traditional burial
Reserve redwood
Pricing on request
 
Custom packages unlock our most exclusive species and impressive settings. These typically include trees over 55” diameter, two or more memorial ceremonies and 800+ impact trees planted in your honor.
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.