a good structure

you can tell a healthy tree
by looking at its roots

see here
this tree
has a good central structure
a strong branching
of main roots

each root is springy
with contained energy

a dense fibrous mat
for absorbing moisture
and nutrients

and the shape
is that classic widening
and then taper
as it reaches out
into the stuff around it

fantastic

see how broad
an area is covered
overall

this is a healthy tree

now

how about if you get the shovel
and we dig down a bit
among the leaves
and the branches

shift some dirt

and uncover
a few fresh apples


Š Frank Prem, 2016

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