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Acorns to Giants

Lindy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Paperbark Hearts

Beth
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I would call my tree story Paperbark hearts. My favorite tree is the Paperbark maple. It has beautiful cinnamon-colored bark that looks like it's peeling.

Family
December 5, 2018

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