I love trees! I can’t imagine our world without them! We wouldn’t have wood, paper, shade, the beautiful fall colors, and some of my favorite foods, such as apples and nuts. They give us oxygen to breathe too. We honor God through studying his creation. Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Psalm 111:2.
After learning about the parts of a leaf, including petiole and midrib, first grade arborists discovered the differences in the texture, shape, edges, and vein patterns of leaves, as well as the difference between compound and simple leaves. Next, we learned the name of some of the trees around campus: maple, oak, sweetgum, magnolia, bald cypress, and Chinese pistache. We also looked at the seeds of each. There was such diversity – acorns, seed pods, helicopter seeds, sweetgum balls, and cones.
We noticed that some of the leaves were changing color! Why ? Click here to find out.