Entries by Doug Bell

Urban Forestry – A Quality Of Life Issue

Introduction Imagine being a tree. It is difficult to be a tree in a large metropolitan area. Towering skyscrapers, busy streets with many cars and utility infrastructure, pollution and of course, lots of people, challenges for tree growth abound.  In the hustle and bustle of urban life, where concrete jungles seem to dominate the landscape, […]


Gift Trees In Tuscany, Italy

  Tuscany, Italy Earlier in the month, my family and I were fortunate enough to visit Italy. Our itinerary started in Rome, continued to Naples and down to the Amalfi coast and finished up in Tuscany, the area of The Gifted Tree’s tree planting project. As we drove north into the Tuscany hills, as well […]

The Best Time To Plant a Tree

There is an old proverb, aren’t they all old, which says: The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. The wisdom is almost entirely true, but not totally true as I will explain in a bit. It is almost always a good time to plant a […]

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3 Tips For Grieving The Loss Of A Pet

    If you are like me, dealing with the loss of a pet is one of the most difficult things we will ever handle. Pets are a family member and bring so much comfort and unconditional love, it is totally understandable that losing them can be emotionally devastating. Our pets play such an important […]


Gift a Newborn the Most Unique Gift Ever

The Gifted Tree is a company dedicated to planting trees worldwide, whether to honor the memory of loved ones, celebrate special occasions, or simply as a thoughtful gift. With a remarkable track record of planting over 100,000 trees across more than 40 countries since 2013, they actively contribute to forest restoration efforts and the fight […]

Planting Memorial Trees in Memory Of a Loved One – Made Easy

Planting trees in memory of a loved one has become very popular especially in lieu of sending flowers. It makes sense. Trees provide many economic, health and environmental benefits as well as providing a gift to the earth lasting for generations. Here at The Gifted Tree, that is what we do, plant memorial trees. Recently, […]

When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is when is the best time to plant a tree? The best time to plant a tree depends on your climate. Generally, the best time to plant a tree is in the late spring or fall, when the weather is more relaxed, and the ground […]

Earth Day and Arbor Day – Two Tree-mendous Reasons To Plant Trees

Spring is here and April provides a wonderful opportunity to plant trees as we celebrate two tree-related occasions: Earth Day and Arbor Day. A great time to give a gift to our planet while remembering a lost loved-one with a memorial gift tree or celebrating a momentous life event by planting a celebration tree. Both these […]

The Best Gift For Someone Who Has Lost A Loved One

Giving somebody a gift after they’ve lost a loved one can be an excellent way to show you’re thinking of them during this challenging time, however, there can be particularly treacherous waters to navigate while doing so. Not everybody appreciates materialistic gifts during a time of grieving; it can make it more difficult to move […]