Welcome to Life Forest®

A unique living cemetery for cremated remains and an eco-friendly alternative to traditional burials.

Much More than a Traditional Cemetery

We believe that creating a positive surrounding is the foundation of healing. Life Forest® offers a beautiful sanctuary for mourning, celebrating life, and connecting with the boundless energy of nature.

Similar to traditional cemeteries, we provide private burial plots for cremated remains. The difference is that Life Forest® replaces headstones with trees, allowing you to grow a beautiful living memorial within a peaceful vibrant memory forest. Each woodland burial plot is marked by one of our carefully selected memorial trees, under which we plant the ashes of your loved one. Burial plot locations are recorded by exact GPS coordinates so that friends, family, and future generations can always visit your memorial tree. 

Unlike a traditional cemetery, Life Forest's carefully designed ecological system offers the option of additional burials under your memorial tree, without disturbing the tree's growth. And because animal companions are also part of the family, we offer options for pet burial as well.

If you are contemplating green burial, please consider Life Forest®.


How It Works

As a Green Cemetery, we invite you to grow a beautiful, living memorial in our Memory Forest. We will guide you through our simple process, plant your tree, and bury your loved one’s cremated remains in Life Forest®.

what people are saying

Despite being brand new and navigating the uncertain waters of the pandemic, Life Forest has already demonstrated they excel at the most important part of being a cemetery-keeper: holding the space and holding the bereaved.

-Corinne Elicone, Mount Auburn Cemetery's first female crematory operator in their near 190 year history

 

Many of my clients express wishing there was some other way to honor, memorialize, and visit final resting places. Many keep ashes home and move them around, wondering what to do. Life Forest is a beautiful solution, providing sustainable, scenic, rejuvenating resting places that also give back the energy of that lost loved one to the new life born from the ashes. I believe it will bring great comfort and healing for many people, generations to come; as well as heal our Earth with the new growth of trees and flowers”
 

– Catherine  McManus, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Life Forest® is Designed to Grow into a Beautiful, Sacred Forest.

 The land in which your loved one’s cremated remains are planted is protected by deed recorded burials, cemetery law, and conservation easement, ensuring the safety and growth of Life Forest® for generations to come. 

Perhaps:

  • You plan a shared burial for more than one person or want to add a pet.
  • You do not own land where you can memorialize your loved one.
  • You own your land but do not plan to live there forever.
  • You love this concept but are not adept attending to plants, and this particular plant is too important to risk failure.
  • You plan to be given back to nature yourself and would like to ensure a safe place where you will be memorialized.
  • You are comforted by ensuring a safe and ecological friendly resting place.

Contact us and we will guide you through the next steps.

Pre-Planning

There are good reasons to pre-plan your final arrangements:

Pre-planning makes sure your wishes are known and eases stress on your loved ones upon your passing. It also eases financial uncertainty for  your survivors, as it locks in pricing in advance, Pre-planning can be a helpful financial tool for “spending down” an estate to meet Medicaid eligibility before entering a nursing home or assisted living facility. 

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Thu
18

2 Credit Hour Forest Burial Course

Feb 18th @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm