Friday, September 18, 2020

Laying Down Roots

While I was walking along the trail in yesterday's post I spotted these trees that had put out an extensive root system to keep themselves stable on the side of the ravine. Pretty impressive.

16 comments:

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

They look great! Like octopus tentacles.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

That is an extensive root system. I do love a trail in the forest.
There is always so much to see. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fascinating to see Pat, the trees look fairly old, those roots are doing a great job 💜

Andy said...

Erosion is taking total.

Tom said...

...I see the same thing, particularly in the Adirondacks.

Revrunner said...

Just barely hanging on, I'd say. :-)

Sharon said...

Those are certainly some gnarly looking roots.

William Kendall said...

Trees can be quite resilient in conditions you wouldn't expect them to be.

Lea said...

Amazing!
Have a great weekend!

Laura. M said...

Vaya. Sobreviven con las raices fuera.
Buen fin de semana Pat. Cuídate.
Un abrazo.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

There's a lot going on under the ground which we rarely get a glimpse of.

bill burke said...

We see that here too with trees that fell over still growing with their roots exposed.

Kay said...

Those are amazing roots. I hope they're not so exposed as to be compromised (some just grow that way, some are eroded). (To answer your question, the Flipper sign is still up next to the highway.)

The Padre said...

Brilliantly Titled

Cheers

Iris Flavia said...

Nature is strong and finds ways. We all will. (See Corona, we will, also).

Jenn Jilks said...

That is beautiful!