For memories made and laughter shared, planting a tree on Arbor Day is a perfect time to celebrate and honor your loved one’s legacy. As the tree matures and sprouts new growth each year, you may find peace and happiness in the reminder of memories you’ve shared.
To begin planning for your legacy tree, select the right tree for your area and space. Consider the following suggestions from our staff.
Northern Red Oak
As the fastest growing oak, Northern Red Oak provides perfect shade in large lawns and thrives in Zones 3-9. This lush green tree grows up 80 feet tall and has a spread of 40 to 60 feet.
Great for urban areas because of its size, this tree grows to a height of 50 feet and a spread of 40 feet. It offers an excellent upright spreading canopy and tolerates poorly drained soil. As a strong tree, it serves as a superior windbreak when two or more are planted together.
It’s no surprise that the Sun Valley Red Maple gets its name from its bright red foliage in autumn. This variety is one of our favorites for its excellent foliage and pyramidal shape.
June Snow™ Dogwood
Photo courtesy of J. Frank Schmidt & Sons co.
This glamorous dogwood – with white flowers that reach over 6 inches in diameter – shows off its layered structure in almost any landscape. The tree spreads to a 40-foot diameter and to a height of 30 feet. Autumn continues the show with red-orange and red-purple foliage. This dogwood performs best in Zone 5.
Arbor Day is truly a wonderful day to plant trees – as a legacy for a loved one and for the benefits they provide our planet.
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