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The “Owl Tree”

Bea
C

Whenever little Raymond and his mother visited the Morton Arboretum, he insisted that they visit the “owl tree” on the west side of the park.

Family
September 24, 2018

Spruces in the snow

Esra
T

We walk together, hand in hand, breathing the chilly air and breathing out small puffs of smoke. The special quiet of snow has descended. The familiar crunchy sound of fresh snow under our boots.

Landscape
September 24, 2018

The Wedding Tree

Kristy
K

My younger sister recently married her best friend and the love of her life. It was a truly beautiful ceremony and reception!

Family
September 24, 2018
Wedding couple cutting cake

My Front Yard Tree

Mary Jo
N

We moved into our house in May of 1998. Our son was seven and our triplets eight months old. When school started, we posed our oldest in front of the catalpa and took his picture.

Childhood
September 22, 2018

Twins

Mary
C

My daughter was supposed to have twins in May, but one didn't make it. Soon we are planning on planting a tree in memory of the twin.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
September 21, 2018

Touch-Gift from a Tree

ELiane
B

Have you felt anything from a tree? Sure, comfort from sitting it its shade, amazement at its beauty, wonder at the intricacy of a leaf--more than that? Sometimes, the living trees give a gift.

Gardens
September 21, 2018

I Had Not Known

Tim
M
I had not known

 I stepped onto the crumbling asphalt trail

and followed it to the local wood where I stepped inside

and as I walked I watched the trees give way

Parks
September 21, 2018

The Picnic Tree

Nina
F

A good picnic spot needs two things: a good view and some shade. I have had picnics on the sides of mountains, near scenic lakes, and crowded in a car on a rainy day.

Childhood
September 20, 2018

My Tree

Amy
F

I was in grade school.  It was Arbor Day, and they were giving out little saplings to all the students.

Childhood
September 20, 2018
large tree in front of house

Tradition

Tracey
M

In 1972 my parents bought a small house in Wheaton across from my grade school.  The house was dwarfed by a large tree, beautiful and strong, in our front yard.

Family
September 20, 2018
children sitting on large tree branch

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