Tree Name: Aurora
Local Temperature: Average summer temp 101°F
Soil Moisture: 0.029m3/m3
Tree Height: 7.5 meters, Tree Branch Number: 50
Moth Number: Average of less than one moth per tree
Amount of Seeds per Pod: 236
Elevation: 1114 meters
Scavenger Hunt Directions: Head west from Quail parking lot 100 steps off of the blacktop.
Tree #7: Aurora
As the first rays of sunlight tickle Aurora’s nose, she lifts her arms out wide to gather the warm sun and let it sink into her trunk. Some of the other trees think this is weird to do EVERY DAY, but you know what, it makes her happy so who cares what the other trees think! Growing up an only child of two trees who were an artist and psychologist, Aurora knows she can be a bit… odd. She sometimes feels the other trees judging her, but she’s happy in her life of her morning ritual with the sun, doing yoga, writing poetry, and talking with the birds that visit her. It may not be the life for everyone, but it’s perfect for her.
Featured writer Shannon Bowen