Burying Your Loved One and Planting the Tree
If you are local to the area, or are willing to travel, we encourage you to hold a planting ceremony or committal service at Life Forest to celebrate your loved one’s life. If you are not able to travel, we are happy to take care of planting and internment for you in a respectful and honorable way. We are able to reverentially handle the collection of your cremated remains with our shipping, delivery, and pick up services. Please connect with us to arrange how you would like to handle this important step.
Life Forest encourages families to host a burial service to commemorate their loved ones life.
Life Forest provides bench seating and urn set up, but does not include flowers.
There is a fee related to the attendance of Life Forest staff and set up, as well as ‘public’ viewing of burial and the tree planting process.
*There is no fee for burial if no service takes place.
Burial Plot GPS Data
To ensure you will always be able to locate and share the location of your loved ones memorial tree with others, you will be provided with a Certificate of Interment Rights with the exact GPS coordinates legally recorded to the Life Forest Deed. (We are currently the only organization we know of who are doing this). In addition, your loved ones memorial tree is legally defined as a burial monument and as such has legal protections.
Burial Plot QR Code
If desired, a QR Code marker can be added to your plot. This marker will link to a webpage of your choosing. It can be a memorial page with details about your loved one, or a page to donate to a charity your loved one supported, or anything else you would like to link to. Visitors to your loved ones memorial tree will be able to use thier cell phones to access the website when they visit the site.
Specific resources to help you arrange for and plan for your unique ceremony are listed below.
Once a burial has been purchased, you can ship cremains through the US Post Office using the following shipping kits. Please notify us immediately upon shipping so that we can be at the post office upon arrival to gently retrieve the cremains for burial.
Cremains are to be shipped to: Life Forest, PO Box 1821, Hillsborough, NH 03244
You will want to identify a burial Officiant and / or Celebrant to speak on behalf of your loved one’s life. A Life Forest team member will meet your Officiant prior to the service to help prepare, and the burial and planting of the tree will be respectfully performed by Life Forest team members and the attendees will be more than welcome to stay or even assist in the tree planting process if they wish.
To find an officiant locally, we recommend the following: