Want to Become a Tree Upon Your Passing? You Can!
Pre-need Burial plots: Plant your cremated remains with a beautiful tree to transform your ashes into a living memorial
"The wheel turns ever, and what came out of the earth, returns to it now in peace." Mark Belletini.
After your life has ended, give back to the earth by providing nourishment and new life to a beautiful Memorial Tree. Life Forest provides a peaceful location to complete the cycle of life and pass on the infinite energy of your life into the beauty of a serene forest.
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.
Choose an eco friendly option
At Life Forest, one of our goals is to protect the environment while providing a positive and healing space. By planning your burial with one of our trees, you’ll minimize the negative environmental impact of traditional burial. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year."
At Life Forest, your remains are interred with the planting of your memorial tree, to allow you to join the tree in a living memorial within a peaceful vibrant forest.
Support future generations
With Life Forest, it is now possible to use your passing as an opportunity to restore and preserve habitat. By choosing to plant a tree commemorating yourself or a loved one at Life Forest, you can help create a forest habitat that changes with the passing of each season; supporting life and providing clean air for generations to come. With Life Forest you can plant your remains and grow a legacy.
The following is a photo of Lacey and her daughter Sky. Lacey chose a pre need spot at Life Forest so that she and Sky could enjoy Life Forest land together; hiking, swimming and bird watching, ultimately creating a healing space for her daughter to visit when she passes.
Step 1 – Choose your memorial tree.
We have many unique options as shape, variety, and color may all hold different meanings unique to your loved one’s life.
Step 2 – Choose your plot.
We will help you find the perfect spot for your loved one’s final resting place where we will plant their tree and bury their ashes.
Step 3 – Burial and tree planting.
When the time comes, if your loved ones are local to the area or are willing to travel, Life Forest encourages holding a burial or committal service at Life Forest. You may also want to arrange for a celebration of your life to be held on the beautiful grounds. If your loved ones are not able to travel, we are happy to take care of planting your tree and the burial of cremains in a respectful and honorable way. Please communicate with us, your Death Care Doula, or your Funeral Director on how you would like to handle this important step.
Step 4 – Visiting your tree.
We invite your loved ones to visit your memorial tree and to stroll through Life Forest to experience quiet moments of reflection scattered throughout the property. Life Forest is a peaceful spot located in a beautiful and natural area. We encourage the exploration of the nearby protected lands and the enjoyment of the many outdoor activities that are available nearby including hiking, fishing, biking, and more.