Flying Buttresses

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The first tour we took was to go into Guatemala and visit the Tikal Mayan Ruins. This tree near the entrance to the park had great buttresses to keep it sturdy. These typically have shallow root systems so the buttresses are needed to ensure they don’t uproot in the wind. I found this tree to be breathtaking. It was one of the few tree not covered by thick foliage hiding the trunk.

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