I'd say that Cole is more like a Redwood. Beneath the picture there is a caption about the Redwoods and it says, "...but these redwoods actually draw strength from each other" (Chandler). This relates to Cole because he's now taking advice and getting better by using help from Edwin and Garvey. They give him the strength he needs to be supported.
I feel like Cole is more like a pine tree because pine trees are young and dangerous. Whenever people see these trees they get scared and I feel like when people see Cole, they also feel scared or nervous.
I think Cole is most like a Pine Tree. In the article, the author says, "...Route 5 in Maryland and 301 in Virginia had been shut down because of downed trees, mostly pines" (Chandler). This means that Pine trees are easier to knock down then Red Wood Trees. In the demonstration in Chapter 15 of [Touching Spirit Bear], Edwin knocked Cole down during it. Cole exclaimed, "You caught me off guard!" (Mikaelsen 128). Edwin responded, "Yes, life does that a lot" (Mikaelsen 128). Cole being pushed down by Edwin also is similar to how the Pine Trees in the article [No Redwood Is an Island] were all knocked down on the road by a hurricane.
Cole is like a pine tree he gets help from other people, but the support doesn't help and they all end up falling like the pine trees.
I believe that Cole is more related to a red wood tree because like the tree his anger can grow large and fast. The tree's also have small, weak roots which resembles Cole's troubled foundation as a child."their roots only go down three to six feet"(chandler)
I think Cole is more like a pine tree because, pine trees can hold and take care of themselves while redwood trees cannot. For example the other says," ...These redwoods actually draw strength for each other," (Chandler). But Cole has been raising himself because he did not have the parents to take that much care for him.
Cole is more like a pine tree because the article said, "Such a small clump of roots hardly looked able to anchor a bush, much less a tree" (Chandler). I think this relates to Cole's family life. Cole barely had any anchor growing up, and now Cole began to act up because of how his family treated him.
Cole is more like redwood trees. This is because redwood trees are very strong. They can survive a Pacific storm without getting knocked over. Cole is like that because when the spirit bear attacked. Cole didn't stop fighting to survive. The Storm in Cole's scenario is the bear. The tree and Cole both survive their own kind of storm. The author said "Pacific storms do not knock over redwood trees"(Chandler paragraph 10).
I believe Cole is more of a pine tree. The article states, "five trees falling right next to each other. As dense as this young forest is, I thought that neighboring trees would help all to remain upright, if not by joining root systems then by holding each other up since their trunks are barely a foot apart," (Chandler). This quote shows Cole is more like a pine tree because Cole doesn't like depending on others and likes to be independent.
Cole in my opinion is a redwood tree. I say that because, in the articular it says that " how Pacific storms do not knock over redwood trees" (Chandler) In harsh conditions they still stand up strong. As for Cole he stayed strong after the bear attack. He was still trying to live and he was just picturing how the baby sparrows and the mom work together to stay alive. So from that he was just fighting in this harsh conditions. "Finishing her work, Rosey whispered to Garvey that bear had a quite a time with him...I'm surprised hes even talking must be a tough kid." (Mikaelsen Chapter 13 page 105)
I feel like Cole is a pine tree. The author says," a neighboring loblolly pine tree was already down with its root ball perpendicular to the ground." (Chandler). Cole most of the time just gives up and he just feels down and makes others feel down when they have to clean up his mess.
I think Cole is more like a pine wood tree because the article says,"Since I knew from my tree books that shallow root systems often spread out to a distance that matches the tree's height, the miniscule diameter of these pine roots was startling. Such a small clump of roots hardly looked able to anchor a bush, much less a tree" (Chandler). The similarities between the pine trees and Cole are that they both look big and strong but, they both can be easily knocked down. They can also effect other people like in the article. The article states," Then I thought back to Hurricane Isabel when both Route 5 in Maryland and 301 in Virginia had been shut down because of downed trees,mostly pine"(Chandler).
i believe cole is more like redwood red because cole is a hard, dangerous, controlling kid but its having trouble standing and being brave because of his past. In the article, it says," Redwood tree roots only go down three to six feet" that compares alot to how hard it is for cool to stay up.