A Drawing A Day #2: Forest Floor, Trees

Tree Bark Drawing Shoshanah Marohn 2016
I imagine these two large trees are friends, holding roots underneath the ground, grown very, very close together over time. Little sprouts and clovers grow up around them on the forest floor. 


  1. I think that sometimes a grove of trees is actually one organism. We see them as separate trees because we only see the part that's above ground.

    1. Yes, you know Redwood tree roots are actually quite shallow? But their roots intertwine so much that they rarely fall over in storms. And Aspen seems to need other Aspen trees around it, or it just won't grow. You have to plant at least three Aspen together. Mushrooms actually have an underground system that can span for miles! The subterranean world is interesting.