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Trees for Memories

Susan
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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
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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

Under the Shade

Melanie
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Although you would not see this very often anymore in the Chicago suburbs, I grew up with two apple trees in the parkway of my childhood home.

Childhood
October 22, 2018

No Trees for Christmas

Luanne
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While growing up, Christmas in my family, no matter how old I was, always entailed a night service at church, a ride home from church in the car with the whole family singing hymns, and sipping hot

Holiday
October 18, 2018

Nostalgic Lights

Lana
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My aunt used to visit annually at Christmas, and she, my mother, my sister, and I would pile up in our Ford Fairlane station wagon and cruise the streets at night during her visit in search of Chri

Holiday
October 18, 2018

My Refuge

Janet
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     I grew up in Norwood Park on Chicago's Northwest side. We lived three houses down from the Park District. Close to the fieldhouse was a clump of smaller trees.

Childhood
October 17, 2018

My Grandpa Tree

Karen
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When I was five years old, my grandpa and I got a little twig in a paper cup from McDonald's on Earth Day.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 17, 2018

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