Rock River Riverside Rise

Monument White Oak #258

with 1 Spreading Right & 200 reforestation saplings

$11,900

$3,100 less than a traditional burial

Starting at $247/mo
Strong and sturdy, this tree is a beautiful representation of longevity and protection. Its full canopy provides shade for animals and the understory, as well as for loved ones who share time at the tree.
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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.

Majestic and long-lived, White Oaks are strong and hardy. In fall, their leaves become a bold red wine color.

  • Hard, durable, decay-resistant wood used to make barrels, furniture, lumber and historical ships
  • State tree of Illinois, Maryland and Connecticut
  • Known for its large size and attractive foliage
  • Can live to be over 600 years old

  • Take an easy five-minute walk for water views of Rock River with hunting blue herons and eagles 
  • Stroll among oak and hackberry trees, which feed mockingbirds and robins in winter
  • Spot wildlife year-round like turkeys, deer, and small woodland creatures

This section sits slightly back from the river on an elevated slope connecting the riverside to the deeper forest. Through the trees you can see filtered water views. 

You’ll also spot abundant wildlife year round, like wild turkeys, deer, and other small woodland animals.

Oak and hackberry trees make up the majority of trees in this section. In winter, mockingbirds and robins feed on the hackberries, and in summer many butterfly species flutter through the air.

An easy five minute walk from the Welcome House, Riverside Rise is the most conveniently located section of the forest.

Trees here are separated by a small ravine that runs through the southern portion of the section.

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.