This story happened in an open field somewhere in the middle of England. A young oak tree looks to the neighbouring wise old oak tree and asks, "how can I grow old and wise like you?"
The old oak offers wise advice that the young oak doesn't fully understand, but he learns to trust the ways, and when he is much older, he begins to see the beauty in the ancient oaks advice.
This story teaches us some wise lessons that can only come from a tree that has stood and watched the ways of the world for hundreds of years.
Following the story, consider the questions/activities: 1. Have you ever spotted an ancient Oak Tree? See if you can find one, you can identify by checking these following features: a-A small canopy b-A wide trunk c-Hollowing d-Rougher or more creviced bark e- Fruit bodies of heart-rot fungi growing on the trunk
2. The young oak tree looks toward the old oak tree for wisdom and guidance. Do you have somebody close who you can approach with questions about the world? 3. If you could ask a 1000-year-old oak tree a question, what would it be? #storytelling #natureconnection #stories #learningthroughstories #outdooreducation #birds #trees