[spoiler] Hi Fellowplayer, you are really close to solving the first puzzle: did you realize that there are actually already destroyed plants around the area? Please pay close attention to what is next to them and think about the ability to let the root grow wherever you want :)
Also you asked for the second puzzle in the darker forest where the animals follow the light: have you already found out why the squirrels steal the light fruits and where they bring them? Now combine that knowledge with the ability to guide the other animals from A to B.
If you have more questions feel free to ask them here!