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My love of oaks

Michael
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So, this is not Chicago. I was born, raised, and live in the Salt Lake area. Our native oaks are scrub oaks (Quercus gambelii).

Gardens
May 4, 2021

Devil's Walking Stcik

Sarah
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I grew up in the Maryland foothills in a house on a ridge overlooking 200 acres of woods.  The area had been logged 30 years before, but trees grow quickly there, and there are a nice mix of t

Memorial/Tribute Tree
November 18, 2020

Borrowed acorns

Elisa
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"Um...do you want me to leave these in your bag?" The bemused bagger at Trader Joe's held up an acorn. There were actually about a dozen in my reusable bag.

OAKtober
October 20, 2020

A witness to history

Phyllis
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I have been a volunteer steward for the Forest Preserve District of Will County for nearly 30 years.  I have a site assigned to me that I have been working on throughout those 30 years. 

OAKtober
October 17, 2020

Sick Tree

Kellen
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When I was five my park was Ray Park in Chicago. There were some little trees there; I don't know the kind, but they had trunks with offshoots close to the ground.

Childhood
March 21, 2020

Acorns to Giants

Lindy
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I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. After I married, we built a house on land near Lyman Woods with about 200 trees on it; about 20 of them are 100+ year old oaks.

Landscape
October 30, 2019

Oak planter

Charles W
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For the past few years I have been collecting acorns from my neighbors' sidewalks to plant.  I put them in water to cull out the nonviable seeds.  If the acorns float, they are viable

Landscape
October 26, 2019

Lightning Strikes!

Daniel
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I was a young boy, left alone with my older brother on a stormy night while our parents went out for a date.  We were watching TV in the dark living room when suddenly there was a wall-shaking

Childhood
October 16, 2019

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