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ERIC Number: EJ826223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
A Spring Playscape Project: Building a Tree Circle
Keeler, Rusty
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n185 p70-71 Jan-Feb 2009
The Tree Circle is a green gathering area for children made by planting trees in a circle. For children, the Tree Circle becomes a magical place for dramatic play, quiet retreat, or lively nature exploration. For teachers and parents it becomes a shady grove for snacks and stories. The trees create a sweet spot that changes during the seasons and grows over time. This article presents eight basic steps in building a tree circle: (1) Decide where to plant the Tree Circle; (2) Select what kind of trees; (3) Decide on size; (4) Decide on number of trees; (5) Imagine benches and ground cover; (6) Get the trees; (7) Plant the trees; and (8) Install extras.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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