What do these trees have in common? Both grow with root systems called clonal colonies which derive from a single parent tree. The intertwining roots create one organism that may spread over large areas.
These images were shot in Northern California and Aspen, Colorado.
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
~ John Muir
“The more complex the network is, the more complex its pattern of interconnections, the more resilient it will be.”
~ Fritjof Capra
“From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters,
this land was made for you and me.”
~ Woody Guthrie
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”