Our group came across this massive tree stump as we were walking back to our car. We pulled out our phones and found out that it was a Northern Red Oak that was torn down after a devastating storm in 2018. The virtual tour asked us to look the tree’s rings to discover its age, period of growth, and how whether or not the ecosystem was providing the tree with the resources it needed to thrive.
Here is a photo Julia took of us in our park! We wanted to include this because this class has talked so much about visualizing ourselves as part of nature. After visiting this park and researching its history, our group definitely feels more connected to this part of nature.