"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
20 June 2016
A striking visual reminder that the roots of trees do not extend deeply into the earth. Cartoons and illustrations of trees often portray the root system as a mirror image of the above-ground branches. Some species in arid climates can send down deep tap roots, but for the most part tree roots spread horizontally to harvest precious rainfall and inhibit competitiors.