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Rainforest trees often have large buttressed trunks. This adaptation lends support to the trees because their root system must necessarily be shallow in order for them to obtain nutrients from the rotting soil litter. There is a three-toed sloth on one of the buttresses of this giant Amazonian tree.

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Rainforest trees often have large buttressed trunks. This adaptation lends support to the trees because their root system must necessarily be shallow in order for them to obtain nutrients from the rotting soil litter. There is a three-toed sloth on one of the buttresses of this giant Amazonian tree.

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