Have you ever noticed how some mountains are actually old trees that have died and have since been pushed to the side by the advancing weather? Sometimes the trees are not long, but have grown in height. There are mountain ranges in the world and some of them are actually hundreds of thousands of years old! Tree roots can push a mountain up to more than a thousand feet in height, so if some trees have been pushed to the side by the weather, you might want to consider investing in some equipment to help clear the roots from your home or garden, and to keep them from rising back any time soon.
The reason some mountains are actually older trees is that they are surrounded by cliffs that have given them the shape that they have. Climbers and other types of growth will push the soil up and compact it at different heights. As this compacting takes place, the roots of the trees are able to penetrate and grow roots into the soil. The only way that the tree can rise to a certain height is if the roots are strong enough and the tree itself has the strength and stability to maintain its position.
This is why some mountains can have perfectly intact tree roots down to the lowest parts of their roots. In some cases, tree roots can make their way right through the rock and reach the surface on the other side, but this is not very often the case. If a mountain range can appear very flat from the top, but appears to be much flatter down below, there could be a good explanation for this. Since some mountains are shaped like a ‘U’ with sharp drop offs at the top, the tree roots may be able to get to the base and stay put.
Another reason some mountains are shaped this way is because the climate in those areas of mountains that are flat can sometimes encourage tree roots that are long and lean to the sides of the mountain range. This type of environment makes it easier for the roots to attach themselves deep into the rock. The longer the roots remain rooted in the rock, the harder it will be for them to come up to the surface. This is why you often see walls of rock behind some mountains, because the roots have held onto the wall and have been there for years.
There are some mountains where you can find old trees, and these trees may still be growing. Tree roots are something that you will always have to keep in mind when looking at old and steep mountains. You never know what kind of tree root system in the soil has under a mountain, so don’t think you know what you are looking at.
Some old trees have lived for hundreds or even thousands of years. If you have found some old trees in your own country or in other countries around the world, you may have some very old trees in your yard that have been left behind because the owners of the properties did not want them removed. This does not mean that if you have an old tree in your yard that is over a century old, you do not have to worry about removing it. Sometimes just being aware of the possibility that some old trees are actually dead is all you need to make sure that they are properly removed.
If the tree in your yard is really old, it could be several thousand years old, but the roots could be several decades old. If the tree is extremely old, the roots could reach the surface many times during the winter. If this happens, the roots could actually get so deep into the ground that the tree will not be able to climb back out again in the next few years. If this happens, the tree may die and the mountains will lose part of their trees. Once the roots become such an issue that the tree is no longer able to climb, the only way for them to come back up to the surface is if the temperature is warm enough for the roots to warm up enough to start growing again.
Some mountains are actually filled with dead trees that have not been cut down. Sometimes trees are cut down because the roots are so deeply embedded that removal would be dangerous or difficult. Sometimes, the reason that a tree is there is just that it is there and it is not an issue. But it is always better to know the facts about where some mountains are actually located. You just never know, maybe someday you will see some ancient trees that have lived for centuries on some remote mountain top that you have never even heard of.
But, those are just a few ways to explain this as there’s also the theory how some mountains can actually just be ancient trees.
Provided by Antonio Westley
Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.