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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

New Mom

Rita
G

When I first got married I desperately wanted a garden. And trees, lots of trees. After much hand-wringing, I decided on a honey locust next to our home.

Gardens
September 20, 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

My Tree Story

Duane
M

I grew up on a farm in central Wisconsin. The Pigeon River provided our southern boundary. Steep banks led down to the water.

Landscape
September 20, 2018

The Bear Cave

MARSHA
C

I am a 10+ year member of the Morton Arboretum.  It is my peaceful place. I try to go there to bike at least once a week and in the winter to cross-country ski when there is snow.

Parks
September 20, 2018

White Pine

Bill
S

When I was a kid, I lived on an 80-acre abandoned orchard in Michigan with mature oak woods and pine groves. The white pine trees were probably 30 years old. 

Arbor Day
September 20, 2018

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