My Chestnut tree is sports. Sports help me in the worst times. Mainly baseball though. Gets my mind off things.

-Jayden Jessie, Indiana

About the Sapling Project Virtual Tree


Anne Frank drew solace and inspiration from looking out the attic window at the chestnut tree growing behind the Secret Annex. Share your voice alongside Anne’s by leaving a leaf here on the Sapling Project Virtual Tree.

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Celia Carey - Lockport, Illinois

Throughout her time in the annex, Anne Frank showed outstanding courage for her age. Anne was only thirteen when she wet into hiding and, at such a young age, persevered through the difficult changes she and her family were experiencing. The war takes its toll on their family relations, Anne begins to feel abandoned and starts to become distant with her family. She starts to detach herself from her family relations and begins to find comfort in Peter’s company. During her time in the annex, Anne continues to have hope for the future. I admire her for ability to look to her future and see something possibilities there. In her diary, Anne keeps stating her hopes for after she can come out of hiding. Anne is able to everlasting hope even with the prospect that the war could bring for her and her family.

-February 18, 2017

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karen villaescusa - dallas, Texas

Nature, I believe, is Gods greatest creation.From the grass to the thunder storms, nature never fails to amaze me.Anne was a very strong young lady, she was able to find comfort in the worst of her times within all the things we take for granted.Like Anne, we should be able to have hope in our world and not fall into despair as long there are good things.

-February 17, 2017

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Sam Gullette - ,

I would compare Anne to a chestnut tree because they both give people hope in the worst of times and grow in bad times.

-February 17, 2017

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stephany leal - ,

that some people go through the hardest times in their lifes, and then after a while they get back up, so no matter how many times you fall you have to get back up

-February 17, 2017

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Devonte Watson - dallas, Texas

because even when something is wrong u have to keep your head up and be proud of what u got

-February 17, 2017

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-February 16, 2017

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Lydia Lynn - Dallas, Texas

If you always look at the bright side of things, you won't ever be sad. I can't really relate. I am a very pessimistic person, but nature really does bring comfort to me. I can just easily be okay by just sitting out and just feeling the wind go past me.

-February 16, 2017

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-February 16, 2017

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Christina Lopez - Dallas, Texas

The tree symbolizes the little things in life that make you happy or gives you inspirations to do what ever you put your mind to. It gives you a silver lining and it shows that even the smallest things are worth living for.

-February 15, 2017

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Sophia Spiewak - Dallas, Texas

I know that nothing bad lasts forever and that something good will come out of the worst of times.

-February 15, 2017

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