Trees are there for little boys to climb

March 28th, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Opinion

While walking in the backyard with our grandson last weekend he asked me to help him climb a tree.

He is only 3-years-old so I could understand he wanted to be sure that Grandpa had a firm grip on an arm or leg as he stretched to reach a limb above his head and pull himself to a secure perch all of six feet off the ground.

His motions were tentative, but I could see that learning to climb a tree came as naturally to him as learning to hold a fork. Actually, maybe more so, because we were designed to climb trees, but I don

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