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The Climbing Tree

Victoria
L

The cornerstone of every successful childhood is a really amazing tree. For me, growing up in Naperville, it was the weeping willow across the yards behind my house.

Childhood
October 17, 2018

My Refuge

Janet
H

     I grew up in Norwood Park on Chicago's Northwest side. We lived three houses down from the Park District. Close to the fieldhouse was a clump of smaller trees.

Childhood
October 17, 2018

Tree is VIP at Parties

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

Nature's Healing Power

Jeanie
Z

December 29, 2015. Received the call that my father had passed away, never fully recovering from open-heart surgery. We had lost mom the previous year due to Alzheimer's.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

My tree

Henry
S

 I have a small tree in my frontyard. My tree is not that old but in spring we trim it. I really like puting decorations on the tree on Chistmas.

Childhood
October 15, 2018

"Hello Tree"

Rebecca
P

My oldest daughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with an inoperable, incurable brain tumor just a few months shy of her 20th birthday in June 2014.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

Safe Place

Therese
M

I’ve been a climbing-tree connoisseur my entire life; I’ve sampled short, tall, gnarled, smooth, deciduous, coniferous, a whole variety really, but the most significant tree i

Childhood
October 15, 2018

My Mom

Laurie
N

My story begins when I was born on October 28, 1950, to a Mom who loved the outdoors and trees and the Morton Arboretum.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

The Perfect Tree

Victoria
A

I had worked several years at a behavioral health hospital on a residential unit, with some amazing physicians. However, Dr.

Memorial/Tribute Tree
October 15, 2018

A Boy and A Birch

Michael
J

When I was a boy, we had an old birch tree in our front yard. It would stand there with its papery bark peeling away and low-splitting trunks begging to be climbed on.

Childhood
October 12, 2018

A Mother's Garden

Erin
T

My mother was an avid gardener her whole life. Despite working full-time, she spent countless hours tending to her perennial garden and magnolia trees.

Gardens
October 12, 2018

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