‘If trees could talk … what would they tell us?’

(Vermont Division of Forestry)
(Vermont Division of Forestry)

The Vermont Division of Forestry is celebrating its centennial with art and writing contests from school children. This first place letter is from William Douglas, who is in the kindergarten to second grade section:

One day I was walking in a forest. Then I found a tree.

It seemed like a perfect tree for a tree house.

Then…The tree started to talk!

“Hi,” it said.

“Hi,” I said back.

“Can you do something for me?” it asked.

I said “Yes what is it?”

“Use both sides of the paper,” said the tree.

“Okay,” I said.

by William.

Contest winners range in grade from kindergarten to high school.