(Closed) Planting a tree when a baby is born?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

What a beautiful idea – is that a Jacaranda? I love them – in Australia that means Spring is here – the hills and suburbs become purple!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

That is a beautiful tree. Omigosh I want a whole yard of them! It’s a also a Jewish custom to plant a tree when a baby is born. Well, it’s a Jewish custom to plant a tree when just about anything happens :0

I don’t know about particular trees though. My grandfather planted an oak when I was born.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

in some cultures, it’s customary to plant the placenta with the tree.

the jewish custom was to plant a cypress for a girl and a cedar for a boy, then when the child gets married you used branches from each of the trees to make the chuppah. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I read somewhere your supposed to buy a fruit tree and put the placenta in the hole you dig for the tree. sounds a little creepy but to each their own.

When my sister in law used hydrangea’s for her wedding, my dad planted two in his garden.  When my older brother passed away he planted an apple tree.  I think it’s great to commemorate special people and time.s

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Miss Sydney: It also means exams. Boo! Haha, but I do love Jacarandas. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My parents weren’t following tradition, but they planted magnolias when we were born.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love the idea of doing this!  What a great way to celebrate the birth of a child each year. 

Growing up my neighbors planted a tree they received at their grandmothers funeral.  It was just known as the Grandma Tree.  Over the years the thing grew giagantic!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My parents plant a tree for each grandchild. They just pick a tree that will thrive in the NE. My sister just had a baby last week, and I am due in August. We overheard my dad say, “lots of holes to dig this year”.

On a side note, we have a Japanese Maple that is in the worst location in our backyard, but the previous owner informed my husband when he purchased the home that she planted it when her grandson was born. As much as we’d love to, we don’t have the heart to remove it since it was planted to honor him.

I think it is a great tradition, the Jacaranda is beautiful!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@LindsayJeff: Japanese Maples are so pretty. I’m glad you kept the tree. 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 My grandfather and his brother built their houses on the same land about 25 years ago. For each grandchild that was born a tree was planted. When the recession hit Michigan hard my grandpa and his brother lost their very sucessful business that they had created in their teens and ulitmately lost their houses. It was a terribly sad situation.

 There were a total of about 15 trees all planted around the yard. The last day I was out there, I took a picture of me and my son next to my tree. Its one of my most treasured pictures ever. My first dog was also buried underneath it.

 Ok my sappy story is done! LOL I just had to comment on this because it hits so close to home.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

My parents did that when we were each born too. My brother’s is a huge Oak, mine is a Forsythia bush(closest to my name), my one sister’s is a Japanese Maple, and my youngest sister’s is a cherry tree. I’m happy to say all are thriving still, and every year at Easter, we got pictures taken near or under our trees.

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