by Bob Ipcar & Maureen Sanders
A Willow Oak to Commemorate Our Dearly Departed Dogs
leaves of the Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) could deceive
you into thinking it a type of Willow rather than an Oak.
The acorns, however, give it away. It is an Oak: handsome,
tough, giving–much like the canines in whose memory
it has been planted. The grown tree’s 50-foot spread
provides shade when the sun is strong, and shelter when
Mother Nature cries. Its 70-foot height provides homes
for birds and squirrels. Its spherical acorns provide nourishment
for a variety of wildlife, and its autumn color provides
food for the hungry spirits of poets and dreamers.
The tree was planted in May of 2003. A memorial ceremony
was held mentioning some 34 dogs.
you dog's picture and a blurb on our In