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Posted By: Schraubstock, 11-04-2017, 03:58 AM

Strangler Fig roots stop at nothing.

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Massive looking trees.
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Thats when restoration work gets real tricky - are the roots holding up the building or is the building holding up the roots, over time buildings tend to support each other, make the wrong judgement and oops!
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Massive looking trees.
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You are not wrong, few in this world are bigger.
In older trees the roots are often bigger than the tree itself. You really have to be there and see it with your own eyes to appreciate the size of it all. Pictures, no matter how well taken, cannot convey the overwhelming force of these roots.
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...are the roots holding up the building or is the building holding up the roots...
From what I have observed it is a bit of both. And to say the roots are destructive is an understatement.
Have a look at the next pic.
I wouldn't have liked to have been the one who had to put up the props.

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Putting up the props is OK because nothing will fall down until it has to and after all your plastic helmet will save you, its when you started pulling stuff out that I used to worry. If you started removing those roots you would begin to release the pressure on the structure which might cause it to move in unexpected directions.

A couple of my daughters were at Angkor Wat last year, said it was difficult to take photos because of all the tourists. They were tourists themselves of course but apparently thats different.
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nothing will fall down until it has to and after all your plastic helmet will save you
Thanks for your insight.
Comforting thought this I say, still I would be apprehensive with the prospect of a two ton rock landing on my nut plastic helmet or not.

Ah, I just realise you were jesting.

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