If anyone is thinking about gifting Mom with a Living Memory, think a beautiful, flowering fruit tree, city tree board spokeswoman Tia McGuire says.

A “Spring Snow” crabapple tree can be seen topping the front fence at 702 East 12th St. It is the tree of the spring season selection by the North Platte Tree Board.

The tree is sterile, and therefore doesn’t produce any fruit, making it desirable for walkways and patios.

The tree selected is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thomlison, McGuire said.