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Two Trees

The local botanic garden has been having an Arbor Day event all week. You can sign up for it, and come get a tree of your choice. They have a bunch of natives listed. I decided to get a wiliwili tree, because I have been fascinated by them since I read about them.

They are endemic, meaning they only occur naturally in Hawaii, and they are endangered in the wild. They love it hot and dry, which is just perfect. The spot I want to plant it at school is both of those things.

The tree they gave me was way bigger than I expected. So exciting!

Check out the wicked thorns on the trunk. They will go away as the tree matures.

Now I have TWO trees to plant at school. I got a crownflower tree last Saturday. For now, they’re behind my desk in my room. It makes me feel like I’m sitting in a forest! Nice!


  1. Lauren

    I think that’s fascinating that the thorns go away when the tree is bigger. Nice job, nature.

    So, are you going to stick some plants there for a permanent Teacher Forest? 😀

  2. Carol

    Interesting…I just finished reading a non-fiction entitled “Two Trees Make a Forest” (Jennifer Lee – I highly recommend it if you want to know more about the plants, people, and geography of Taiwan…but I digress) and here you are with two trees in your classroom, making your own forest!

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