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Maria
W

Our family lives in Downers Grove, IL, and our house is surrounded by four mature Sugar Maple trees, a pretty Crabapple tree, and giant pine trees which line one side of our property like a fence.

Family
October 15, 2018

Ma Cook's Willow

Laura
H

The sticky summers of my 1950’s youth seemed more extreme than those of today. Back then we didn’t have air-conditioning in homes, cars, or even most businesses.

Family
October 11, 2018

Grandma’s Tree

Michael
P

My grandmother passed away in 1991. As part of her will, she left $100 to each of her grandchildren. I used my $100 to buy a Pin Oak sapling from Wannamakers in Downers Grove, IL.

Family
October 2, 2018

My Pine Tree

Michael
M

I love my tree in my backyard because it leaves a path in the yard. It is a tall tree that leaves shade in the path.

Family
October 11, 2018

Realities' Roots

Jeanine
D

It was the last time I would be with my mom at her home in Glen Ellyn. She was under the Horse Chestnut tree that had been so carefully planted in the parkway longer ago than I can remember.

Family
October 11, 2018

The Wedding Tree

Kristy
K

My younger sister recently married her best friend and the love of her life. It was a truly beautiful ceremony and reception!

Family
September 24, 2018
Wedding couple cutting cake

The “Owl Tree”

Bea
C

Whenever little Raymond and his mother visited the Morton Arboretum, he insisted that they visit the “owl tree” on the west side of the park.

Family
September 24, 2018

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