As kids, many of us made lots of great memories thanks to the towering trees around us. We remember the tire swing in the backyard of our childhood home, the trees we’d climb while camping at the lake, or the family picnics in the shade of a giant oak. As we grow older, trees start to become the quiet backdrops of our lives. We may stop on occasion to take in their spring blossoms or fall foliage, but for the most part, those giant trees start to become invisible. What we often forget is the crucial roles large trees play in our landscapes, our communities, and our environment. Here are five reasons you should plant a big tree in your landscape this year!