I've been nursing this seedling all summer, now the challenge will be getting it through a Michigan winter. Our family gathered for the planting on June 19, and everyone is watching the progress. We split my husband's cremains so that each one of us had some to plant with their tree. My daughter and son (who is waiting for a white dogwood) in Michigan will be planting their trees soon. I will be going to Denver in October. My son who lives there is getting a tree that is native to CO and we will plant his tree while I am there. It's been a wonderful experience. I water and chat with his tree daily and somehow feel he isn't completely gone. Thank you.