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Acorns to Giants

Lindy
S

I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. After I married, we built a house on land near Lyman Woods with about 200 trees on it; about 20 of them are 100+ year old oaks.

Landscape
October 30, 2019

Oak planter

Charles W
B

For the past few years I have been collecting acorns from my neighbors' sidewalks to plant.  I put them in water to cull out the nonviable seeds.  If the acorns float, they are viable

Landscape
October 26, 2019

Lightning Strikes!

Daniel
F

I was a young boy, left alone with my older brother on a stormy night while our parents went out for a date.  We were watching TV in the dark living room when suddenly there was a wall-shaking

Childhood
October 16, 2019

Grandmother Bur Oak

Brenda
S
I have been guiding Forest Therapy Walks at The Morton Arboretum since 2015.  During my training to become a Forest Therapy Guide, we were encouraged to find a favorite tree and sit with it
OAKtober
October 1, 2019

Glory Days

Eloise
P

When we moved to Villa Park over 40 years ago, elm trees along both sides of north Ardmore Avenue formed a lovely tunnel that provided shady respite on simmering summer days.

Landscape
September 14, 2019

Lala's Memory

Kim
C

So my godmother passed on right out of cooking school, I graduated from cooking school, and instead of a funeral or anything like that she just wanted to have a ceremony on her farm and we planted

Memorial/Tribute Tree
December 5, 2018

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