The idea of planting a tree in honor of a special occasion is not a new one. People have been planting trees in honor of births, deaths, weddings, housewarmings, and other occasions for many years. Still, the concept never seems to have caught on as perhaps it should have. Planting a tree in celebration of a birth is perhaps the most poignant of occasions because this is a gift that will grow alongside the child, year by year maturing and flourishing.
Another great idea is to donate to The National Arbor Day Foundation. They will plant a tree in a national forest devastated by fires and other disasters. No matter how you approach it, choosing to plant a tree to welcome a child to the world is a wonderful, unique idea. This is a gift that will benefit not only the baby, but the world as a whole.