As Froggy and I embarked I asked her to pick two things she saw during the hike to investigate further once we were home. She immediately began listing a variety of things she wanted to investigate without even looking at anything. Sweet and funny but not at all what I had in mind.
As we toured the neighborhood, Froggy discovered that large sections of her regular sidewalks had been replaced. This led to a captivating discussion of trees and how they grow. I taught her the neat rule of thumb that I learned from my mom that a tree's roots need to grow as far out as its furthest branches. It blew her mind that the roots were so long. And then we compared trees that grow more upright than full.
We talked about creating a strong base for the tree and choosing the right location for the right