He thinks the best place to have this encounter is close to one of his favourite trees.
"There should be plenty of space here ta cast his shadow", says Dante.
"An' da tree will cast an even biggah shadow, so he won't see his own. Ha! Ha!", chuckles Dante deviously.
Dante will do everything possible to make sure there's an early Spring.
So, you'll have to return tomorrow to see which plan Dante gets to put into practice.
"I tell you", he says, "if dere's no early Spring, I'll be carving me up some groundhog Philetts -- I PURRomise you dat! Duz you hear me, Phil, wherefur you are?"