Big Roots

This root and this boulder have been good friends for several years.

 

Front view of rock-bound tree roots

Front view of rock-bound tree roots

 

The tree is a mature tree and the boulder apparently provides a solid base of support for the weight involved.

 

Jabba the Hut roots

Jabba the Hut roots

 

From the views afforded by these photos, the lower root has a larger diameter than many trees ever attain.  The aerial portion of this tree’s root system appears to have a tremendous amount of biomass, and it may be the largest naturally exposed root system (i.e., not eroded by water) that I have ever seen.

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