A Favorite Tree

CREDIT: Outing Magazine, p315 (NY: The Outing Press, 1908)

CREDIT: Outing Magazine, p. 315 (NY: The Outing Press, 1908)

Upon recently visiting his childhood home for the first time in many years, my husband discovered that a tree he loved to seek shelter under as a child had been torn down. He was pretty stunned by this loss. After getting over the initial ‘shock,’ he drew closer to examine the stump, and eventually chiseled off a small piece of wood to take home with him. Now all that’s left are sweet memories. No matter how old we are, we all have memories of a favorite tree from our childhoods, and although many of us have found new favorite trees since then, those from childhood are sure to always hold a special place in our hearts. One of my childhood favorites is shown below: a little crab apple tree—a favorite principally because it was the first tree I was able to climb up into independently. Mom came outside to look for me and was surprised to find me up there. I suspect that she probably helped me down!

How about you? Any favorite tree in your childhood?

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  1. My sister and our childhood friends were just reminiscing about a tree we all climbed in their yard, long ago cut down by new owners.

    Years ago (decades), my father brought me to his childhood home in NC, to find that *only* his favorite tree remained. The rest was an empty lot. Somewhere there is a picture of me in front of that tree.

    – Marty

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    • Hi, Marty; Thanks for leaving a comment. It’s great for your Dad that “his” tree survived! Must have seemed like a miracle to him. But how sad that you and your friends lost your favorite tree to the axe. We had an enormous maple tree out in back of the house that my brothers built a tree fort in. I’d love to know whether that tree is still there. It was a beautiful.

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  2. Barbara Brodhead

    I had a flowering tree that I loved to sit in when I was little. Last year, for my middle daughters Birthday, I took pictures of her favorite tree in each of the seasons and put it in a cute window picture frame for her. She loved it and has it prominently displayed in her living room.

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