Our new wedding tradition, planting a new coconut palm in honor of the bride and groom, has become quite a popular activity.

John & Joan Stainsby (pictured below with their new coconut palm) have been visiting Nisbet for 15 years and a were wed here 5 years ago. During their recent vacation they planted a new palm tree to commemorate their vows and enhance the environment.

Here is a poem that Joan wrote and read at their palm planting ceremony.

To plant a tree is a wonderful thing
It is somewhere for birds to sit and sing
May this tree grow tall and strong
To be here long after we are all gone
When people pass I hope they smile
and enjoy from John and Joan.