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A Cottonwood Tree

Henry
D

A cottonwood tree is rarely anyone's favorite today. It is not disease resistant or strong, plus the female tree spreads fluffy seeds everywhere in the spring.

History
October 11, 2018

Ma Cook's Willow

Laura
H

The sticky summers of my 1950’s youth seemed more extreme than those of today. Back then we didn’t have air-conditioning in homes, cars, or even most businesses.

Family
October 11, 2018

Tree Search

p
g

After 60 years, our silver maple tree had to be cut down. It was damaged and hollow in some spots and we were afraid a high wind would cause it to fall on our house.

Landscape
October 10, 2018

The Faithful Watchman

Laura
U

In 1978, my parents bought their first home. It was on Apple Street, a name about as idyllic and all-American as it gets, and perfect for two teachers starting their lives together.

Childhood
October 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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