Anchored

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A tree’s roots are exposed after very sandy soil has eroded around it. I photographed this tree and its root system next to Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale. It always amazes me how well trees cope when growing in these seemingly adverse conditions.

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    • Thank you, Sheila. It was amazing to walk around these spreading exposed roots. The soil was so sandy, it’s surprising that the trees are still able to get any nutrients.

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  1. I have seen trees that seem to be growing from the rocks with exposed roots. This is the most magnificent system of exposed root I have ever seen.

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    • Thank you, Annie. I had never seen anything quite like this before, either. The roots were quite high and I remember having to lift my legs quite a bit to step over them. Trees growing this way seem so fragile but so resilient – like most things in Nature, I guess.

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