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Trees growing on top of rocks

Trees growing on top of rocks
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-10-21
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-10-24 17:53
Viewed: 1386
Points: 12
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I was curious about a question Musa asked on one of his posts. Do rocks really store moisture?

I found these two trees growing on top of a large rock outcropping while visiting Cooks Forest in Pennsylvania. It was obvious to me that the large tree (at least thirty foot high) started to grow on top of the huge boulder many years ago. It has since dropped roots into the soil below where it now thrives.

I checked out a site on the web to see why plants seem to grow out of rock crevices, this is what I found.
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I will post a closer view in a WS

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Hello Ron,
This remind me of a wood visited in spring in south of Romania....the same rocky wood with moisture.

Hello Ron
I love this atmosphere and the composition is perfect. I think this Your answer to Musa previous post. It's like that the jungle swallowed ancient civilizations.Beautiful presentation.
Have a good day and thanks.
José Diogo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-10-25 4:21]

Hi Ron,interesting and different post,i seen many times things like that,in abandones ruins too. An excellent choice for an original post,i like the excellent quality and the closer view in the WS. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ron

Beautiful landscape photo taken with fine POV
and framing for a beautiful perspective effect, TFS


Hello Ron,
Beautiful presentation of those trees growing on huge rocks. Attractive interplay of light and shade.There is enough moisture inside the rock due to rotten lichens and other microscopic plants. Beside this roots going deeper and deeper in search of water, even cracking the rocks.
Well exposure and details.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Hi Ron,
Nice scenery, it might even be photographed in my home country, Hungary, as the forest seems quite . :-) Probably the reason may be similar to some fungal species, which are otherwise growing on the ground, tries to grow their mycelia as closed to dead tree trunks as possible (even netting them), as the trunks hold the moist much more and better than the ground does. Anyway, perfect photo of a rarely seen phenomenon.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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