Some of you may have seen the recent news about the 1,500 year old tree that fell in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in California last month. For those of you who might not have heard about this remarkable event, I thought that I would pop in and share a video link where you can get some more information on the story. The tree itself was one of the largest and the oldest on earth and the pictures of it laying across the ground are stunning.
There has been considerable controversy after the fact about just what to do with the tree, which I think makes for an interesting discussion to have with kids. This is especially true since children have such a great way of ignoring all of the obstacles that adults create in thinking about these kinds of challenges!
If you are looking for a great companion book for a discussion about giant redwoods, you can check out my review of Redwoods by Jason Chin in the TMG archives here.