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Tree Love

Jennifer
S

There was an ash tree in the front yard of my childhood home. Although there were many trees in our yard, this tree stood alone.

Childhood
May 1, 2018

The Last of the Elms

Ann
S

Studded with galls and marked by a long, zipper-like scar, the last of seven elm trees presided massively over our front yard, sheltering generations of squirrels and at least one small human who w

Childhood
April 26, 2018

The Gathering Tree

Scott
G

Scott Grams, the executive director of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, shares the importance of a childhood tree and what it meant to the kids of a suburban tract home community.

Childhood
April 24, 2018

Watering My Willow

Robyn
F

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!

Childhood
April 19, 2018

The Hideout

Jaime
V

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.

Childhood
April 13, 2018

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