These are photos of the same kapok tree in U.P. Los Baños. The first photo was taken in November, 2005; the second was taken last Monday. I asked Speedy and Alex to pose in front of the tree exactly the way they did in 2005 because… well, just because. It’s our special tree, you know, but you’ll have to read a much earlier entry to understand why.
The tree has grown, obviously. Speedy noticed the damaged sidewalk right away. The tree’s roots have grown so much that the concrete sidewalk has cracked where the roots have pushed it upward.