LOCKPORT – The city planted red maple trees and shrubs near the doorway of City Hall in 2005 to make the gray concrete building look a little less grim.
There are plans to erect a of by , J.R.R. Tolkien's great-nephew, near his former home in , . It is possible that nearby may have been one of the first places where the young Tolkien regularly encountered trees of various species.
Five years before Tolkien began writing Lord of the Rings, 's cartoon featured anthropomorphic trees coming to life and dancing. There is also an evil hollow tree that is more troll-like in appearance.