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Fred’s Tree

Donna
K

We live in Park Ridge, and when our kids were little we had a tradition of having lunch outside after church every Sunday.

Family
October 9, 2018

Jay's Tree

Joan
G

My husband Jay passed away at the young age of 54. He loved nature; and we spent time at The Morton Arboretum, Garfield Park Conservatory, and the Chicago Botanical Gardens.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 8, 2018

Unconditional Tree

Jen
C

Buying our new home was as exciting as can be, and with that new Home came the gift of a tree.There was a beautiful weeping willow and oaks that graced the yard, but this tree was different it came

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 8, 2018

Grandpa's Tree

David
A

Over 50 years ago my grandfather planted a corkscrew willow in his backyard.  As the tree reached maturity and was close to the end of its life cycle, my grandfather took a branch and placed i

Family
October 8, 2018

A Rooted Tree

Gail
S

Trees root us to mother earth. The tall sturdy trunk serves as a backbone to fulfill balance and strength. I planted a Red Bud tree in my yard.

Landscape
October 8, 2018

Grandma’s Tree

Michael
P

My grandmother passed away in 1991. As part of her will, she left $100 to each of her grandchildren. I used my $100 to buy a Pin Oak sapling from Wannamakers in Downers Grove, IL.

Family
October 2, 2018

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

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

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