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  • Help Your Community Help Trees

    The Community Trees Program supports towns, parks, school districts, community groups, and individuals in caring for the urban forest.
  • Gnomes, Gardens, and Gifts

    Where do gnomes come from? Long ago and far away.
  • Why These Trees?

    Tree House Tales features great stories, and yes, lots of history.
  • Staying Grounded

    Aren’t tree houses supposed to be in trees?
  • Meet the Trees and Their Houses

    Every tree has a story. Learn about the history of the tree behind each of our tree houses.
  • The Gift of Stories From Trees

    The story of the trees is calling you to the Arboretum this fall. At our Tree House Tales exhibition, you and your family can explore the Bur Oak Clubhouse, the Empress Tree Castle, and more. Each tree house is built near the tree it represents and provides clues about its identity and story.