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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

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

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

Finding My Nest

Christine
F

“Christy, Christy, where are you?” my mother called, in vain.  I was only about a dozen feet away from her, but as it was 12 feet straight up, the odds of her finding me were slim.

Family
May 7, 2018

Endless Beauty

Kelsey
T

This old tree ... I was in the neighborhood this morning, so I had to stop by and pause, inhale the scent of those sweet blossoms, and take a picture.

Family
May 4, 2018
Photo of a magnolia tree with pink flowers

Comfort and Peace

Viana
O

My story isn't just about one tree but about being among many trees. The day my mother died, I headed straight to The Morton Arboretum to go for a walk in the woods.

Family
April 30, 2018
Photo of Spruce Plot at The Morton Arboretum, a grove of tall spruce trees

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