Planting a Tree When my Daughter is Born
My wife and I are expecting our first child in May. IÃ¯Â¿Â½d like to buy a sapling or small tree, something planted within the last year or so, to commemorate my daughterÃ¯Â¿Â½s birth. Since I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t expect to live in our house for more than a few years, IÃ¯Â¿Â½d love for the tree to be able to grow in a large pot or a half wine barrel, then eventually be planted in the ground.
My dream is for my daughter to watch this sapling grow into an enormous tree over the course of her life. We live in Southern California, so IÃ¯Â¿Â½m looking for something appropriate to this climate, that would grow heartily and reliably for a long, long time (a century I suppose). I might want to plant the tree in a public space when it's big enough, so my daughter would be able to access it regardless of moving houses, things like that, and IÃ¯Â¿Â½m wondering if certain species would make that possibility more likely.
If anyone has any suggestions they would be very much appreciated!