19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A tree’s rigid woody structure functions as a conduit to carry water and nutrients between the roots and crown and, within that trunk’s inner core, lives the heartwood that is both key to the tree's survival and a birthplace for new beginnings.

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Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Anacortes, Washington, United States of America
Copyright: © Roger Bates