On July 16th, 2010, ahead of the General Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Stuttgart, Pastor Larry A. Hoffsis (with spade) planted a flowering ash tree on behalf of the congregation of Epiphany Lutheran Church Dayton, Ohio, USA.
On Reformation Sunday, October 28th, 2012, Senior Pastor Charles Woodward, together with Mike Pivarnik and Janet Claudepierrre, longtime members of the Apple Tree Society, planted a crabapple tree as partner tree for Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio, USA. On the granite plaque is engraved: THE LUTHER TREE. 500 Years of Reformation. “Even if I knew the world would end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today.” Martin Luther.