Happy Arbor Day, Magic Tree

Another Arbor Day is upon us, and of all the trees in popular culture entertainment, one that stands out fondly in my memory from my childhood is the Magic Tree from the local kids show The Magic Garden.  The program featured Paula and Carol singing songs, performing make-believe skits, re-enacting classic tales with props from the Story Box, reading jokes from the leaves of the Chuckle Patch, and dealing with the shenanigans of Flapper the multi-colored bird and Sherlock the pink squirrel.  Sherlock lives in the Magic Tree, which has a handy doorbell within arm's reach and offers from its branches giant lollipops and other assortments of goodies.

The Magic Garden is available on DVD for those of you looking for some nostalgic fun, or a good series to show the kids, or just to check it out if you have never seen it before.