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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

My Townhouse Trees

Cooper
P

Sometimes you might see me in a tree. What am I doing in a tree?  I might be climbing. When you see me climbing, you might see me holding onto branches.

Childhood
October 11, 2018

Our Beech Tree

Nancy
K

When we bought our house in January 1982, the beech was fairly empty of leaves, covered in snow, and standing at about 20 feet tall and about 10 feet in diameter.

History
October 11, 2018

My Pine Tree

Michael
M

I love my tree in my backyard because it leaves a path in the yard. It is a tall tree that leaves shade in the path.

Family
October 11, 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

The Moving Willow

Steve
G

In the United Kingdom, in 1979, I moved to a rented house in a town that was designated a "New Town" a new town built from scratch and absorbing four or five small villages.

History
October 11, 2018

Realities' Roots

Jeanine
D

It was the last time I would be with my mom at her home in Glen Ellyn. She was under the Horse Chestnut tree that had been so carefully planted in the parkway longer ago than I can remember.

Family
October 11, 2018

The Faithful Watchman

Laura
U

In 1978, my parents bought their first home. It was on Apple Street, a name about as idyllic and all-American as it gets, and perfect for two teachers starting their lives together.

Childhood
October 10, 2018

Tree Search

p
g

After 60 years, our silver maple tree had to be cut down. It was damaged and hollow in some spots and we were afraid a high wind would cause it to fall on our house.

Landscape
October 10, 2018

Grandma’s Tree

Michael
P

My grandmother passed away in 1991. As part of her will, she left $100 to each of her grandchildren. I used my $100 to buy a Pin Oak sapling from Wannamakers in Downers Grove, IL.

Family
October 2, 2018

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