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tree trunk

Man, Cote D'Ivoire, 1996

Categories: plants, trees

Varieties of these trees grow to enormous heights. The roots of this tree do not go very deep because the soil of tropical forests is relatively thin. Ribs in the trunk support the tree like the buttresses of a cathedral. The tropical forests in Cote d'Ivoire have mostly been cleared, and I saw truckloads of huge logs, but Gabon is one country that still has large reserves of tropical forest.

tree trunk, Man, Cote D'Ivoire, 1996