Saturday, August 29, 2009

Holding each other up

I learned something so cool today. Something I wish I'd known on Thursday when I did a dak workshop for some local high school students.

The giant California Redwood trees, those majestic, awe inspiring Tolkienesque entities that can reach heights of over 300 feet use each other to stand up! Apparently they have shallow roots. Instead of growing deep into the ground, their roots spread out and intertwine with all the roots of all the trees in their community. This web makes it almost impossible for a tree to fall down or be uprooted. What an incredible analogy.

Day 12 of 31

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