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Tree Roots

Susan
J

When I was a young girl--until I reached college-age and headed to the Midwest--I lived in Pennsylvania. Penn’s Woods, my mom taught me.

Childhood
October 25, 2018

Doris

Jessica
T

My grandma died on a bright December day, right after a thick snowfall. As ready as she was, the living were not.

Family
October 24, 2018

Beautiful Seasons

Theresa
S

My late husband, Dan, and l loved this tree. It sits in our front yard and was probably planted when the house was built, 1957. It’s the largest magnolia I’ve seen in this area.

Family
October 24, 2018

Trees for Memories

Susan
N

I plant trees for many occasions and send trees to my friends to plant for certain memories. My trees in my backyard are planted when my children were born. Each tree represents some occasion.

Family
October 23, 2018

A "Living" Tribute

Nancy
H

My husband and I live in the house I grew up in. As a child, I remember my dad planting a variety of trees after nearly all our shade trees were lost due to the Dutch Elm Disease in the 1960s.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 23, 2018

Growing up

Terry
F

We were both city people. My husband and I grew up in New York and you had to take a substancial drive in order to really commune with nature.

Childhood
October 23, 2018

Gift from my Dad

Denise
H

My husband and I bought a home in Homer Glen, IL in 1997. Even though the home was 10 years old, none of the previous owners felt that adding trees was an important investment.

Family
October 23, 2018

My Childhood Tree

Mike
D

I grew up in Quincy, IL and when you reach the 4th grade, on Arbor Day, each child is presented with a tree to take home and plant in their family's yard.

Arbor Day
October 23, 2018

Catalpa

Bea
F

Along her quiet street in Steger, Illinois, Grandma Yushkevich had her own mini farm to feed her eight children. The strawberry patch had its own picket fence to protect her tiny sweet gems.

Childhood
October 23, 2018

My Lifeline

Catherine
M

A lot of women who get diagnosed with breast cancer put on their warrior boots and collect their warrior friends to fight the fight and I honor them for their journeys.

Family
October 23, 2018

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