Putting down roots is hard work, it takes energy and investment and often when those roots become established they shape the direction you will grow. Things will branch off in different directions, sometimes putting stress on the roots but they remain steady, growing below you pushing through the resistance to maintain the whole, stabilising the foundations whilst the canopy flourishes and feeds energy to the roots…
That said, I bet a 100 year timelapse of a tree growing below and above ground would be the coolest Alien movie ever!
There is a little side road off of the A30 just east of Yeovil Named Under Down Hill with sheer sandstone cliffs either side of the road and established trees with roots laid bare. A strange conception, looking up a healthy tree from below the roots!
Peace Peeps! x