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A Gem of a Tree

Diane
M

Many years ago when I was a child growing up in Detroit, all of our family pictures were taken in front of the enormous oak tree in our backyard.

Childhood
October 16, 2018

My Mom

Laurie
N

My story begins when I was born on October 28, 1950, to a Mom who loved the outdoors and trees and the Morton Arboretum.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

The Perfect Tree

Victoria
A

I had worked several years at a behavioral health hospital on a residential unit, with some amazing physicians. However, Dr.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

Dad's tree

Mark
P

This is a simple story, as I understand it from my late father, who passed last year (2017).

Family
October 15, 2018

Tree is VIP at Parties

Maria
W

Our family lives in Downers Grove, IL, and our house is surrounded by four mature Sugar Maple trees, a pretty Crabapple tree, and giant pine trees which line one side of our property like a fence.

Family
October 15, 2018

Nature's Healing Power

Jeanie
Z

December 29, 2015. Received the call that my father had passed away, never fully recovering from open-heart surgery. We had lost mom the previous year due to Alzheimer's.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

My tree

Henry
S

 I have a small tree in my frontyard. My tree is not that old but in spring we trim it. I really like puting decorations on the tree on Chistmas.

Childhood
October 15, 2018

"Hello Tree"

Rebecca
P

My oldest daughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with an inoperable, incurable brain tumor just a few months shy of her 20th birthday in June 2014.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

Safe Place

Therese
M

I’ve been a climbing-tree connoisseur my entire life; I’ve sampled short, tall, gnarled, smooth, deciduous, coniferous, a whole variety really, but the most significant tree i

Childhood
October 15, 2018

The Big Beautiful Tree

Eva
P

I have a beautiful tree at my house in the front yard, but I have never climbed it yet. Maybe someday. I would never want it to break down or get struck by lightning because it is so beautiful.

Arbor Day
October 14, 2018

Our Cottonwood Tree

Elizabeth
S

I laugh inside every time I hear friends or neighbors complain about cottonwood trees.  The tiny seeds floating in puffs of cotton, yes, clogging the air conditioner, are a joy to me.

Childhood
October 13, 2018

A Boy and A Birch

Michael
J

When I was a boy, we had an old birch tree in our front yard. It would stand there with its papery bark peeling away and low-splitting trunks begging to be climbed on.

Childhood
October 12, 2018

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