I love looking at the barks of the trees and have given the granddaughters a piece of paper and pencil or crayon and let them do rubbings of the tree trunks and leaves.
Just taking the time to appreciate what the trees are and mean to us, is rewarding.
I have come upon a site that I used for a friend of Mine's Father when he passed. Instead of sending flowers or fruit, I sent her a memorial from "THE TREES REMEMBER" You can give gifts for different occasions. It is done in a nice way. They will donate and plant a tree in the name of the person you want. They will also send them a little metal tree ornament and a certificate with their name. If you want to do something different and would be greatly appreciated by the recipient, I think this would be a good way to go.
My friend just loved it. And said she knows it would be something her dad would truly have loved.
I have many more pictures to share of our trees and will do so throughout my blogging.
Have a wonderful day, and see if you can find a tree, no matter how big or small and give it a hug and say "Thank you " for all you provide for me. :-)