Today at morning meeting, we looked at photos form our trip yesterday and revisited the experience. We talked about the construction project to help make sure the trees don't get too much water, and about the big old tree that fell down and broke because the ground got too muddy and the roots couldn't hold on. We also recalled the pecan tree that had to be moved because it was planted close to the house and it almost broke the house, and how it got sick after it was moved because the owners had to cut the biggest root off the tree. Will speculated, "I was as big as my body." Will really liked the huge tulip popular, which had spread its huge branches way out--instead of vertically--to take advantage of the open spaced light in the clearing where it was planted. Will told hmos classmates, "I knew I loved it because it was going the other way. It looks like the way that wants the sunshine all by itself." That tree was also Sam's favorite, and he demonstrated to the class the length and twists of its gnarly branches. We were excited to recall how the staff at Tudor Place showed us how to tell a tree's age and the weather based on its rings.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.