You don’t need a special event to plant a tree, but it’s as worthy an excuse as any to do something positive for the ecosystem and commemorate an important occasion. The birth of a new baby is a time to rejoice and celebrate a very cherished and meaningful experience, and weddings and anniversaries are also significant occasions that deserve acknowledgment with a symbol of devotion and lasting endurance. Whether you’re a full-fledged environmentalist or just mindful of the fact that added flora is good for the natural world, planting or bestowing a magnificent live gift, such as a tree, is a creative and ecologically sound way to pay homage to a special occasion and give ongoing recognition to a loved one.
There are several ways to do this:
- Plant a tree in your own yard or send one as a gift
- Get permission to plant your tree on public land
- Have a tree planted in a local or state park
- Support National reforestation by making a donation in honor of your gift recipient
Flowers or candy have a limited shelf life and there is no long lasting memory for the receiver. However, gifting a flowering tree, a rose bush or fruiting tree is sure to give generations of appeal that the person can reminisce over.
Imagine planting a tree when a young baby is born, and then having that child watch the tree mature throughout their lifetime and knowing it was planted in their honor. A tree as a wedding gift is also a beautiful touch where the couple can picnic under on anniversaries or sit quietly on a bench admiring this special treasure that commemorates their special union of love.
Give personal meaning to your landscape when you plant a tree just steps from your door, in an area where you can view it daily and appreciate its ever-changing splendor and majesty. Watching your special tree flower in spring or seeing the leaves change in the fall brings extraordinary joy in remembering when, why and for whom the tree was initially planted.
Fast Growing Trees provides ‘gift tree’ services, with a huge selection of beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs that are ideal for marking a special point in time. Contact any of our expert staff for assistance with choosing the best tree for the region in which it will be planted. Whether you’re sending a tree as a gift or keeping it for yourself, your gift tree will be delivered promptly, in a secure package with your personal message enclosed, as applicable.
If you live in an urban environment where gardening space is limited, contact Arbor Day Foundation for a state-by-state listing of tree planting organizations and programs for planting trees on public land in your local region. Some organizations will plant the tree for you, or allow you to assist with the planting, while others will advise you about where you are permitted to plant, and you can do the rest. Remember, if your tree is planted on unrestricted land, you will always be able to visit it and watch it change and grow, even if you move into a different house or apartment.
There are lots of special occasions that are perfect for planting a commemorative tree to honor a person or unique event. Trees are a gift for the ages–appreciated today, and they go on to make a contribution for generations to come.