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While our front lawn’s distinctive appearance will change on November 24, 2021, this is a reminder for us all that our community inhabits a larger ecosystem, ever-changing and magnificent.
To that end, Lincoln School will approach this albeit sad milestone as an opportunity to do what Lincoln does best—set the stage for deep learning. Through the years, Lincoln students have explored the tree as an artistic medium, investigated it through scientific inquiry, and simply used it as a space to come together.
Even now, we look outside and see students gathered close by, eating lunch or laughing with friends. On Friday, Lincoln Head of School spotted Grade 4 students outside writing poems about the beloved beech tree. Practicing using similes, one student explained to Ms. Lau, “the branches of the beech tree are like the tentacles of an octopus.”
For updates and information on happenings regarding the tree, be sure to visit www.lincolnschool.org/copperbeech.
We encourage our community to peruse Lincoln School Libraries’ recommended reading list all about trees.
- Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori, Illustrated by Lucille Clerc
- Thoreau and the Language of Trees, Richard Higgins
- Lab Girl, Hope Jahren
- Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, Dr. Quing Li
- The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us, Meg Lowman
- Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest, Joan Maloof
- The Journeys of Trees: A Story About Forests, People, and the Future, Zach St. George
- The Long, Long Life of Trees, Fiona Stafford
- Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings, Valerie Trouet
- The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature, Peter Wohlleben
- Casting Deep Shade, C.D. Wright
Picture Books & Middle Grades
- The Great Kapok Tree, Lynne Cherry
- The Hike, Alison Farrell
- Poetrees, Peter Florian
- Call Me Tree / Llamame árbol, Maya Christina Gonzalez
- The End of Wild, Nicole Helget
- The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-loving Woman Changed a City Forever, H. Joseph Hopkins, Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
- The Dancing Trees, Masiana Kelly
- My Tree, Hope Lim
- Tap the Magic Tree, Christie Matheson
- Tree of Dreams, Laura Resau
- A Forest of Stories: Magical Tree Tales from Around the World, Rina Singh, Illustrated by Helen Cann
- Trees: A Rooted History, Grajkowski Wojciech, Illustrated by Piotr Socha
- Can you Hear the Trees Talking? Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest, Peter Wohlleben
- Our Tree Named Steve, Alan Zweibel