City Roots

December 12, 2005

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Provided by: Raymond Peterson
Summary authors & editors: Raymond Peterson

A number of the trees in this area of downtown Los Angeles are contained in enclosed planters, with subterranean buildings below them. In a search for additional water and or nutrients, roots occasionally escape their planters. This picture (taken in May of 2005) shows a large, tentacle like root that has successfully fled its planter. In addition to being amazed that the root tracked out of the planter and all the way down the crack in the retaining wall, it's surprising that it wasn't trimmed before it got to be so big.

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