Tree-mendous Tree Stories

A large tree with gnarled bark and many branches

The Morton Arboretum and Openlands launched the Tree-mendous Tree Stories on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018. This platform allows people to share their favorite stories about Chicago-area trees that define our communities, our memories, our landscapes, and our lives.

Those interested can submit their tree stories for consideration.

Read stories from other tree champions or submit your own at!