Monday, March 22, 2010

Living bridge made of tree roots

In Cherripunji, India the natives make bridges across streams with the roots of a variety of the ficus tree.

They simply string the roots across the ravine, allow them to grow and become stronger, then in about 15 years, they are strong enough to support people as traffic.

1 comment:

Hallie Jo said...

Gordon, I've got a couple questions for you about the DNA test you took...can you post/email me your email address so I can ask you?
h.j.borstel (at) gmail (dot) com