Resource 2: ‘Growth of a Tree’ by Meish Goldish

I’m a little maple, oh so small,

In years ahead, I’ll grow so tall!

With a lot of water, sun, and air,

I will soon be way up there!

Deep inside the soil my roots are found,

Drinking the water underground.

Water from the roots my trunk receives,

Then my trunk starts making leaves.

As I start to climb in altitude,

Leaves on my branches will make food.

Soon my trunk and branches will grow wide,

And I’ll grow more bark outside!

I will be a maple very tall,

Losing my leaves when it is fall.

But when it is spring, new leaves will show.

How do trees grow? Now you know!

Figure R2.1 A mango tree.

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