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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

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

A Tree for All Seasons

Mollie
H

My beautiful crabapple grows happily right in the front of my house.  The reason I can attest to its happiness is that several times, during the spring and summer, it is sprayed with fungicide

Gardens
August 15, 2018
Flowering crabapple tree in front of house

Trees from Seed

MARGO
M

My husband and I have both loved trees since we were teenagers. As a result of this love, we have grown four trees from seed on our property in Woodridge, Ill.

Family
May 30, 2018

My First Tree

John
L

The spruce in this photo was given to me by a neighbor who worked for a large nursery in St. Charles. I planted it 27 years ago, hoping it would flourish; it was the first tree I ever planted.

May 16, 2018

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