Trees are persistent beasts, if you give them enough time. Check out this collection of photos of trees (slowly) swallowing up everything in their path.
Mon, Sep 14 2009 at 2:00 PM
This one is my favorite:
Imagine how bummed the bicyclist who locked his bike to this tree was when he came back to find it had swallowed it up:
I'm pretty sure this sign says, "Nature will eat you if you linger."
And this one wins the award for best adaptation of a rail-eating tree.
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