Deep in the rainforests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. For more than 500 years locals have guided roots and vines from the native Ficus Elastica (rubber tree) across rivers, using hollowed out trees to create root guidance systems.

mk: This resonates so strongly, it's a surprise and a shame that we haven't taken more guidance from that. We could have had so much more of this by now.

posted by human__being: 2812 days ago