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Childhood

The Last of the Elms

Ann
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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
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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
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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
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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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