A Blog About Nature in Our DuPage Forest Preserves
Dennis Buck is a heritage interpreter at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. He enjoys teaching about American and Illinois histories, with nearly 25 years of experience. He earned a B.S. in history and M.A. in history museum studies.
For centuries, many cultures have decorated their homes and temples with evergreen boughs as symbols of life and renewal. Even so, the Christmas tree is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Christmas holiday itself.