Monday, January 17, 2011

Flying buttress trunk

Some of the old tropical trees have trunks like flying buttresses for strength. The flying buttresses of this tree extend to the sides in swirls.

Costa Rica has many tropical hardwoods and has an active program to plant millions of new trees each year, as the country is on track to become the world's first carbon neutral country in less than a decade.

This week we are showing photos of the Villa Monastero on the shores of Lake Como, Italy on our Viva la Voyage travel photos site.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Those old gnarled trees have so much character. I like your photo of this one, too.

Sharon said...

The trees in Costa Rica amazed me when I was there. They came in so many shapes and sizes.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous photo of this magnificent tree. great angle and color and i love the swirl

Jarart said...

I have never seen a tree quite like this one before. It is strange and beautiful.

glenda said...

Looks like a home for a Hobbit. These are really neat trees.

Jilly said...

Superb. What a tree!

JM said...

Fantastic!

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