Choosing a Memorial Tree
We are a legal conservation cemetery.
We plant your chosen native tree to serve as your loved ones memorial monument.
Your chosen tree is protected by cemetery law.
Our nursery affiliate will walk you through their beautiful nursery and answer any questions that you have about which tree you are interested in planting above your loved one upon their burial.
We have many unique options as shape, variety, and color might all hold different meanings unique to your loved one’s life.
Burial plots with planting rights within our living cemetery and natural burial grounds include your choice of tree or shrub; the planting, tending to, and protection of your plant, and the appropriate amount of space necessary for your tree to grow and thrive. Also included in these planting rights is the ability to plant future cremated or composted remains under your tree. To create a “family tree” alcove, choose a larger size plot.
We have partnered with StoneFalls Gardens whose beautiful nursery was featured in New Hampshire Chronicle.
You can choose your tree by walking the property with Darrin, who meets one-on-one with the family to answer questions and allow you to explore the wide variety of native tree options.
Depending upon the circumstances, you might want to consider multiple burials under your tree, as more than one set of cremains or composted remains can be buried at once (and in the future) for no additional fee.
Examples of Available Memorial Trees and Shrubs
Cherry, Hydrangea, Sourwood, and Flowering Shrubs
Includes initial cremated remains burial and tree planting plus additional cremated remains burials in the future within a 50 sq. foot plot.
Birch, Spruce, Pine, Redbud, Elm
Includes initial cremated remains burial and tree planting plus additional cremated remains burials in the future within a 225 sq. foot plot.
Additional tree species and larger burial plots are available upon request.
Tree Health and Plot Maintenance
Life Forest nurtures your Memorial Tree as it grows into a full-grown monument to those who have passed. Long term forest maintenance is managed by our Trails Commission and, because our burial trees act as the burial monument, they are protected under Cemetery Law RSA.