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Nature's Healing Power

Jeanie
Z

December 29, 2015. Received the call that my father had passed away, never fully recovering from open-heart surgery. We had lost mom the previous year due to Alzheimer's.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

My tree

Henry
S

 I have a small tree in my frontyard. My tree is not that old but in spring we trim it. I really like puting decorations on the tree on Chistmas.

Childhood
October 15, 2018

"Hello Tree"

Rebecca
P

My oldest daughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with an inoperable, incurable brain tumor just a few months shy of her 20th birthday in June 2014.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

Safe Place

Therese
M

I’ve been a climbing-tree connoisseur my entire life; I’ve sampled short, tall, gnarled, smooth, deciduous, coniferous, a whole variety really, but the most significant tree i

Childhood
October 15, 2018

My Mom

Laurie
N

My story begins when I was born on October 28, 1950, to a Mom who loved the outdoors and trees and the Morton Arboretum.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

The Perfect Tree

Victoria
A

I had worked several years at a behavioral health hospital on a residential unit, with some amazing physicians. However, Dr.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

Tree is VIP at Parties

Maria
W

Our family lives in Downers Grove, IL, and our house is surrounded by four mature Sugar Maple trees, a pretty Crabapple tree, and giant pine trees which line one side of our property like a fence.

Family
October 15, 2018

A Boy and A Birch

Michael
J

When I was a boy, we had an old birch tree in our front yard. It would stand there with its papery bark peeling away and low-splitting trunks begging to be climbed on.

Childhood
October 12, 2018

My Dad’s Tree

Lyla
G

Last year when I was 8 something horrible happened and my Dad died from cancer. His cancer moved to his liver and then two days later he died. We cried a lot and a lot.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 12, 2018

A Mother's Garden

Erin
T

My mother was an avid gardener her whole life. Despite working full-time, she spent countless hours tending to her perennial garden and magnolia trees.

Gardens
October 12, 2018

A Cottonwood Tree

Henry
D

A cottonwood tree is rarely anyone's favorite today. It is not disease resistant or strong, plus the female tree spreads fluffy seeds everywhere in the spring.

History
October 11, 2018

Ma Cook's Willow

Laura
H

The sticky summers of my 1950’s youth seemed more extreme than those of today. Back then we didn’t have air-conditioning in homes, cars, or even most businesses.

Family
October 11, 2018

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