A mighty oak stood within Glacial Park in McHenry County for over 400 years.
My tree is not tall nor mighty today, but what it represents is powerful.
When I was a small child, I liked animals. This is easy--animals have recognizable faces, personalities, behaviors. Animals are athletic, they like to run and play!
We call her Betty. Betty White (Oak)! She was discovered during a New Year's Eve Oak Rescue at a private property along Route 14 in Harvard.
I have always loved and honored trees for their beauty strength and resilience. Long before I became an Openlands TreeKeeper I was a tree-hugger.
Though I don’t know how old our magnolia tree is, its broad stature and comfortable demeanor allows me to dream that it’s been there forever.
To honor his brother John, my colleague Jim planted a swamp white oak tree next to the pond overlook at our nature center.
As an arborist I often try to save little seedlings that will be lost for some reason or another.
When I was a young man getting into forestry, a mentor turned me on to the chinkapin oak.
I was truly caught up in the spirit of my first Arbor Day celebration. I needed a tree to plant between my driveway and my neighbor's.
Although I have a sad story about the end of a tree, it is also a story of how that tree continues to contribute to the Riverside community and has connected people who share a passion for our plan
When I was a kid, there was a large weeping willow in the far corner of my back yard. That tree was a gathering place for all my friends in the neighborhood.