Jossie’s grandparents also explained that someone has to come each year to trim the tree and care for its canopy. Molly asked how old the tree is. They explained that the tree is more than 100 years old, and that there are a lot of old and cherished trees in Greenwich, though many of them had not survived hurricane Sandy. Jossie’s grandmother explained that trees like theirs aren’t as likely to fall in a storm because the wind goes through the branches. Pine trees, on the other hand, don’t lose their needles, so they catch the wind and get blown over. Pine trees also have shallower roots; this makes them more likely to fall in a storm. What a wonderful experience—to share our work with Jossie’s family, and to learn a few things we didn’t know about trees. We are so grateful and we hope Magsie and Big D visit again soon!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.