Tree-mendous Tree Stories

A large tree with gnarled bark and many branches

Tree-mendous Tree Stories
A Project of The Morton Arboretum and Openlands

Thanks to their breathtaking color, fall is a time when people naturally pay attention to trees. But trees play an important role in our lives throughout the seasons, offering beauty, shade, and many heartwarming memories. If you have a special connection to a tree, or a tree you remember from childhoold that has significant meaning to you, add your story to Tree-mendous Tree Stories, a website highlighting Chicago-area residents' unique connection to trees. Submit yout story to during the month of October to be entered to win a 4-pack of tickets to Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum or a complimentary TreeKeepers course! Winning stories will also be featured in email and on social media. Rules and restrictions apply. 


Visit and Share Your Story
Let our 1,700 acres of fall trees inspire you to share your story! The Arboretum's on-site story collection team will be collecting stories for the website Wednesday, September 26, and Saturday, October 6. Look for the Morton Arboretum tent on the grounds, share your story, and you'll be entered to win!