Not too long ago, our Tadika had two cherry trees, not just the lone one up near the front fence now. There used to be another one up towards the middle of the compound, nearer to where the sandpit is now. What happened to it?
During one windy weekend, it was uprooted, taking down all canopies with it.
Thank goodness there no one was around at that time, for someone could have gotten seriously injured. I would say it was quite timely too, as we could saw the branches and clear the debris during the weekend.
We decided to keep a portion of the trunk, which is still partly sitting in the garden today.
It provided a rich learning resource not just for the children, but for the educators, too. I, for one, have never had a close look at the insides (or should I say bottom?) of a tree trunk.