Making the Best of a Bad Situation
San Rafael Swell, Utah
Trees, like people, don’t get to choose where their life starts. People though, can at least theoretically pick up and move to more favorable environs. All a tree can do is to try to live and maybe even thrive wherever it is they managed to put down roots. About the only advantage I can see for this tree growing in a crack in the rock is that, opposed to the open dirt desert floor, the crack likely does a pretty good job of accumulating what little rain flows down the rock.