How It Works

We invite you to grow a beautiful living memorial.

At Life Forest®, your loved one’s remains are interred with the planting of a tree so that your loved one joins the tree in a living memorial within a peaceful vibrant forest.

By conserving this land as a Burial Ground we have ensured its continued protection for generations to come.

We are here to guide you through each step of our simple process.

Step 1 – Choose your burial plot and memorial tree.

Visit Life Forest or contact our Burial Consultant to help find the perfect spot for your loved one's final resting place. 

Besides our many burial plot options, we also have a wide selection of trees whose shapes, varieties, and colors may hold different meanings related to the life of your loved one. 


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Step 2 – We bury your loved one and plant the tree.

If you are local to the area or are willing to travel, we encourage you to inter your loved one with a burial or committal service at Life Forest®. You may also want to hold a celebration of your loved one’s life in our beautiful cremation cemetery.

If you are not able to travel, we are happy to take care of planting your tree and the burial of your loved one’s remains for you in a respectful and honorable way. Please communicate with us or your Funeral Director as to how you would like to handle this important step.

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Step 3 – Visit your loved one.

We invite you to visit your loved one’s tree and to stroll through Life Forest® to experience quiet moments of reflection throughout the property. Life Forest® is a peaceful spot located in a beautiful and natural area; we encourage you to explore the nearby protected lands to enjoy the many outdoor activities that are available including hiking, biking, fishing, and more.

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Woodland Trail Burials

Life Forest at Whistle Ridge Farm in Auburn, Maine provides a beautiful place for those who would be more at peace along a woodland trail. Whistle Ridge Farm in Auburn, Maine is Life Forest’s first premier Woodland Burial location. Whistle Ridge Farm hosts a total of 80 acres, utilizing multiple land protection and land use purposes, and has made a commitment to dedicate a protected parcel for the purpose of Life Forest Woodland Trail Burials. Reach out to learn more about this alternative.