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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

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

Under the Shade

Melanie
H

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
P

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
F

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

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