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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

Fence Eating Tree

Greg
L

August 9,2018, I took my 18-year-old grandson Michael to the city to visit a fence-eating tree that we visited in 2003 when he was in preschool.  The tree is still there and doing well.

Family
September 18, 2018
grandson and grandfather with tree growing into fence

In Praise of Snags

Domenico
D

The main reason my wife I bought our home in Algonquin, IL, was for its mature oaks. We have a collection of white, bur and red oaks in our yard.

Landscape
September 1, 2018
Red-headed woodpecker drawing

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