Outdoor Memorial Tree – Did Your Dad Love the Outdoors?

An outdoors-man brings something special to life. He honors the woods, the lakes, campgrounds and hiking paths with his presence. He gets up early to troll for catfish and cast for bass.

He might sit in a duck blind waiting for the sun to rise and listen for the sound of wings flapping in the sky. He might perch in a tree blind during deer hunting season. He may go for a walk on a late summer afternoon, as the begins to set or a calm covers the waters or a hush falls in the woods.

If your dad, or uncle, grandpa, brother or nephew, or even a friend, who loved being on the lake or in the woods, passed away, you can honor his memory and his life with the gift of an Outdoor Memorial Tree.

The Story of Frank’s Trees

Let me tell you a story. My uncle Frank was an outdoors-man and a sportsman. He loved to hunt, to fish, to be out in nature. He took his dogs with him to our cabin in northern Wisconsin during summer and fall.

During his day job, Frank sold insurance. But his secret life was to enjoy the great outdoors. We all knew that Frank was having the time of his life when he went to the north woods to be outdoors. Dad and Frank would go fishing and enjoy the serenity of being with nature.

When his two daughters Steph and Nat were little girls, they planted two small pine trees on the small hill next to our cabin. Every summer, after they drove 300 miles to the cabin, the girls would jump out of Frank’s car and run with delight to see how the trees had grown since last year. After twenty years, those pine trees had grown tall and took their rightful place in the northern woods.

A few years ago, Dad sold the cabin. The trip was too far; Dad was aging and couldn’t keep up with the repairs. Another family took it over. The two pine trees stayed on the land with the cabin that the new family now owned.

Frank eventually contracted Parkinson’s Disease in his early 70’s and died. The two pine trees stood as a salute to our Grandpa who built the cabin and Frank the dad who took his girls there.

Outdoor Memorial Trees Make Life Better, Just Like Your Outdoors-man

To remember an outdoors-man is to honor the great outdoors with a memorial tree.

Trees grow and live a long time. Trees refresh the earth with oxygen. Trees protect the soil from erosion, even mudslides. Trees give shade to a family picnic, and provide a home for birds to nest.

America needs more good trees just like it needs more good outdoors-men, like your loved one strives to be. Forest fires, lightening, and over harvesting deplete our state and national forests. New trees bring new life and restore what was lost. Nature is renewed through new trees.

Buying an outdoor memorial tree that will grow and benefit all outdoors-men, yes even all of us. Give an outdoor memorial tree gift to remember your beloved outdoors-man. His leaves may have fallen; help his roots live on for the new outdoors-men to come.