In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These "living bridges" are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made wooden structure bridges. Because of the relentless rain in Meghalaya's jungles, wooden structures would rot away. These root bridges are self-strengthening, becoming more sturdy ...

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These "living bridges" are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made wooden structure bridges. Because of the relentless rain in Meghalaya's jungles, wooden structures would rot away. These root bridges are self-strengthening, becoming more sturdy ...

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Tree houses that use corkscrew-like ground anchors provide stability without damaging a tree's root structure.

Tree houses that use corkscrew-like ground anchors provide stability without damaging a tree's root structure.

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Drill holes in the top of the stump; 3 in apart, 8+ in into the base. Pour 100% Epsom salt into the holes and add water to moisten.Use a mattock or grub hoe to uncover as much as the root structure as you can. Pour a thick layer of Epsom salt on all exposed roots to prevent to roots from carrying moisture and nutrients to the base of the tree. Reapply the Epsom salt every three weeks. Brittle, dark wood is dead; soft, light wood requires another application. Dead stumps will decompose…

Drill holes in the top of the stump; 3 in apart, 8+ in into the base. Pour 100% Epsom salt into the holes and add water to moisten.Use a mattock or grub hoe to uncover as much as the root structure as you can. Pour a thick layer of Epsom salt on all exposed roots to prevent to roots from carrying moisture and nutrients to the base of the tree. Reapply the Epsom salt every three weeks. Brittle, dark wood is dead; soft, light wood requires another application. Dead stumps will decompose…

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How Green Walls Work Illustration by Jason Treat, National Geographic. Many living wall systems also have built-in irrigation systems in which water is harvested at the bottom of the wall and recirculated back to the top.The types of plants on green walls differ, but can include grasses, vines, and other climbing plants—all of which must have strong root structures, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities'.

How Green Walls Work Illustration by Jason Treat, National Geographic. Many living wall systems also have built-in irrigation systems in which water is harvested at the bottom of the wall and recirculated back to the top.The types of plants on green walls differ, but can include grasses, vines, and other climbing plants—all of which must have strong root structures, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities'.

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root structures. Fibrous Roots. Tap Roots. Storage Roots.
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Possibly make a Tree of Life pendant with the roots dangling down below the frame?  Good reference photo for root structure.

Possibly make a Tree of Life pendant with the roots dangling down below the frame? Good reference photo for root structure.

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