“A tree is like a wine glass on a dinner plate”

When people think of trees, they often only imagine the aboveground portion – the trunk and the canopy. But what about what happens below? What is the relationship of the top part of the tree to the roots that grow down and out in to the soil?

With the simple analogy of a wine glass on a dinner plate, James Urban, FASLA explains how to imagine the canopy-root relationship.


Cinematographer and editor: Alyn Divine


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