We welcomed Joan from the Talk About Trees program to teach us about seeds and cones. After hearing an overview, pretending to be trees drinking water through our roots, and identifying which trees have leaves and which have needles, we walked around the school to inspect and collect a bagful of tree treasures.
A few families ventured to this week’s suggested site: Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland’s second largest arboretum. They searched and found the very first tree planted from which the cemetery was named.
O. brought home her collected tree treasures then collaged them onto a toilet paper roll to make a tree doll!
We look forward to welcoming Joan back next month to focus on the life cycle of trees!