(Closed) Tree Favors

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would also be concerned with drying out.  Maybe a good alternative would be to give mini flower pots with seeds already planted in them.  You could include a little card or saying on the pot.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I thought about this too, but decided against it because, like you said, not everyone will have a place to put them and also for anyone that is coming from out of town or from a different country, it would be extremely difficult for them to transport them back to their home. I have decided to do edible favors. That way, they will probably eat them before they have to go back home.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Go for it. Anyone who says they have nowhere to plant one has never tried. It takes forever for them to get anywhere near big enough to transplant to a flowerbed, etc. Until then, they can easily be kept in a planter in the kitchen window. Also, most tree saplings are packaged so that they can be transported anywhere, even on a plane.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would like to do this but am concerned about our guests who are flying in.  I don’t think they can take the saplings across state lines right?

Post # 7
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Honey bee

@Jojo, when you buy the saplings in the first place, they have to cross state lines from the get go unless you live in the same area where you are purchasing them. Most people don’t. Saplings are packaged so that no part of the tree is exposed at all until you plant it. So the quarantine laws for agriculture when crossing the state borders do not apply in this case. You can call up the airlines to see if they are allowed, but it should not even be an issue.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ember you’re totally right! I just checked the FAQ page on the Arbor Day Foundation’s website.

Can I bring my Gift trees with me when I fly?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) states that Gift Trees pose no problem when carried on board domestic flights. We recommend though that travelers pack them in their checked luggage when traveling to California, Arizona, Hawaii, or Alaska. These states have more restrictive live plant regulations.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Love this idea!  Our wedding will be right before Tu’Bshvat, which is the Israeli equivalent of Arbor day.  I am toying with the idea of live saplings, but in that our wedding will be in the winter, I am also considering using seedlings.  I’ve seen some great sites which advertise tree seedlings or wildflowers or anything!

Another idea if you are worried about their drying out, could be to check out your local greenhouse.  They may have access to saplings, or keep them for you until your day!

Another idea, and this is the one I think we are going to go with, is to donate what we would be spending on the saplings to planting trees instead!  My only concern is that people will be disapointed with not having a “take away” gift. But those are the ideas so far.

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