There is a tribe in India called the War Khasi that has been passing down for generations the art of manipulating tree roots to create a system of living bridges.
These living bridges are produced by the tree, Ficus elastica, which has a series of secondary roots that can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks. The roots are moved by the Khasis into the other side of the river and then they’re allowed grow in the soil. In 10-15 years, a steady bridge is produced.
Here are some amazing pictures of some of these bridges: (the article continues after the ad)
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