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Kibale NP | Rainforest with buttresses

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Rainforest trees generally have a shallow root system in order to allow uptake of nutrients from the decaying organic material (the soils beneath are nutrient-poor). Buttresses ensure the trees' mechanical stability.

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on Tuesday 14 February 2006 by Martin Mergili
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