Rock River Cathedral Grove

Monument Basswood #443

with 1 Spreading Right & 200 reforestation saplings

$11,900

$3,100 less than a traditional burial

Starting at $247/mo
The cascading canopy of this basswood will surely capture your attention. Its branches are adorned with heart-shaped leaves, which provide a beautiful awning to the space below.
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View from tree

Your price of $11,900 fully covers:
As part of your purchase, we’ll place 7% in a trust for the perpetual stewardship of the forest.
As part of your purchase, we’ll place 7% in a trust for the perpetual stewardship of the forest.
Your tree in a forest we are protecting.
Your tree in a forest we are protecting.
The exclusive right to spread ashes and place a memorial marker beneath your tree.
The exclusive right to spread ashes and place a memorial marker beneath your tree.
Right to purchase additional spreadings, now or in the future.
Right to purchase additional spreadings, now or in the future.
200 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
200 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
Access for you and your loved ones to the entire forest and Welcome House.
Access for you and your loved ones to the entire forest and Welcome House.

Nicknamed the "honeybee tree", this tree is known for its sweet nectar and asymmetrical heart-shaped leaves.

  • Wildlife love to eat the seeds and twigs
  • Small cream-colored flowers bloom in spring
  • Can easily reach heights of 80 ft or more
  • Life expectancy is around 200 years
  • An artesian's favorite, the inner bark can be used as a source of fiber for weaving baskets

  • Easily access gently-sloping trails, bordered by hills and valleys that create a sense of seclusion
  • Meet some of the largest and oldest trees in this most pristine part of the forest
  • Aptly named, this section has a golden hue on the forest floor, cast by filtered sunlight

Located at the far eastern end of the property, this section is bordered by small hills and valleys, providing a unique vantage point and sense of seclusion from the rest of the forest. 

Deep in the woods with trails winding through gentle slopes, Cathedral Grove is the most untouched part of the forest. It’s perfect for enjoying moments of quiet reflection.

Clearings and a naturally occurring basin create space amongst some of the largest and oldest trees in the forest. Sunlight filters through the canopy, casting a golden hue on the forest floor. 

At the forest entryway just off the main drive, Cathedral Grove feels deep in the woods yet is still easily accessible.

Visiting the forest

You and your loved ones can visit your tree and the entire forest during the spring, summer, and fall. The Rock River forest is open for regular visiting hours from April–October, Thursday–Monday. Just contact our team to make an appointment in advance. We’ll share travel recommendations to make the experience special.

We are currently open for visits by appointment, and we look forward to hosting you soon.