“How do we become friends with a tree?”
you will find
a tree standing tall
in the sun
in its branches
that this tree
-Joanne Ryder, Hello, Tree
As we continue to spend a lot of time in the Arboretum with the many trees that we love and visit, we keep coming to a simple question asked by a classmate: How do we become friends with a tree?
We have been using a time in our day called Project Workshop to explore the ways we can get to know our tree friends in the Arboretum better.
Through observation, noticing and careful rendering through a variety of material (like paper collage, clay, paint, drawing and loose part collage), we are slowly getting to know our trees on a more personal and friendly level.