I just love buttress root systems, so curvey and interesting.

This tree isn't far from the Rocky Path photo in the Botanic Gardens.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 9th January 2007, This photo: 1:25pm

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  • picsbymac said:
    very cool!
  • David de Groot said:
    One of the many reasons I love rainforests are the abundance of these sorts of trees :)
  • Michelle Morva said:
    awesome, what a grip!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Trees like this usually have very shallow root systems, that's why they need the extra support. It's all because most of the nutrients in a rainforest are in the top 6 inches or so of soil, so to get the most out of it the trees need fairly shallow roots.
  • Mark McCowen said:
    I think this has to be one of your best photos yet! Perfect subject and I love the slight DOF.
  • David de Groot said:
    Wow, thanks Mark! I actually prefer this other one over this one, but then this shot has proved more popular.
  • Margot- said:
    Very nice, David. The roots are really nice to look at. I think this is a Gajimaru (Banyan) tree. I saw a giant, 100-year old plus tree once.
  • David de Groot said:
    Could be Margot, we've definitely got quite a few of those in Brisbane, but then it might just be a fig or some other rainforest tree.