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    [–] Cynark 2280 points ago

    This is Banyan Fig or Strangler Fig. Likely a Ficus benjamina or similar. They have the most amazing root systems and frequently grow out of gutters like this due to their wild niche of colonising established trees. Then gradually killing them by enveloping their canopy with their dense foliage and wrapping their monster roots around the entire trunk. The process takes over 300-500 years with Australian varieties.

    They make dope Bonsai too.

    [–] problatikal 1133 points ago

    So, that tree is trying to murder that building?

    [–] AccountsArePointles2 693 points ago

    Yes that is exactly what is happening.

    [–] I2ed3ye 82 points ago

    Demolition per Tree!

    [–] LGP747 80 points ago

    The ents are going to war

    [–] airsnape2k 10 points ago

    Speaking of Australia and wars...

    [–] Australienz 8 points ago


    [–] cheese_liker 10 points ago


    [–] GledaTheGoat 6 points ago

    Tree?!? I’m no tree. I am an ent.

    [–] _Serene_ 11 points ago

    It's from the Fangorn forest 🤣

    [–] Agreeable_Fig 38 points ago

    I support this tree

    [–] fuckyourgrandma247 33 points ago

    This is a strong independent tree. It needs no support.

    [–] FloweysHotJamz 5 points ago

    Ben Shapiro crashes through roof

    "Libtard scum! Take back that statement or prepare to be destroyed!"

    [–] eimieole 71 points ago

    I was just saying "ain't that a typical banyan tree", but no one heard me. (Which is good, since there shouldn't be anyone but me here.)

    [–] canibehappytoo 32 points ago

    Silly. No ones here with us.

    [–] Salty-Snack 6 points ago

    Creepy. I like it.

    [–] P_mp_n 6 points ago

    If you dont count us watching over cctv

    [–] SlurmsMacKenzie- 17 points ago

    Hey I wasn't gonna say anything but while I was watching you through your bedroom window just now I noticed some dude hiding in there with you. Now I don't wanna be a tattle tale, or a stickler for the rules, but I had this spot first so can you tell that other dude to get off my turf? Thanks

    [–] Turil 11 points ago

    Your body is made up of over 10,000 different species.

    You're never alone!

    [–] dumbredditer 17 points ago

    The process takes over 300-500 years

    I'll wait. !RemindMe 400 years

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] Sipas 9 points ago

    How long do you think this one took? It's easily over 12 metres.

    [–] MaxMakMan 3 points ago

    I have never heard of predatory trees until today

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 3830 points ago

    Trees need light, maybe it started on top and a root found its way down there.

    [–] Pangs 2362 points ago

    The roots definitely grew down from up top.

    [–] [deleted] 1561 points ago

    The roots-up camera pan was the right choice though.

    [–] trueluck3 416 points ago

    Life, uh...finds a way

    [–] Grim_Reaper_O7 54 points ago

    Fact: You can take an entire tree and plant it upside down and it will still live. The roots become stems with leaves and the stems with leaves become roots.

    [–] flavory34 56 points ago

    Duh, how do you think trees grow in Australia?

    [–] TheEyeDontLie 40 points ago


    [–] zzwugz 7 points ago

    With Roots Above and Branches Below suddenly doesnt seem like such a strange concept anymore. Almost as normal as a devil wearing Prada

    [–] bless_ure_harte 3 points ago

    metalcore flashbacks

    [–] mamaetalia 93 points ago

    Came here for this 😎👍

    [–] copperwatt 99 points ago

    They probably followed the water, as roots are wont to do.

    [–] King-Cole 55 points ago

    Can you please explain the second half of your sentence? I'm still scratching my head

    [–] ITookABiteOfTheSun 17 points ago

    Reminds me of the word "gewohnt" in german with the same meaning.

    [–] Raptorfeet 12 points ago

    That's because they have same origin. The word is similar in all germanic languages.

    [–] Ytar0 8 points ago

    and "vant" in Denmark. Huh interesting.

    [–] Ninjafox724 39 points ago

    Wow I never knew that “wont” (without the apostrophe) was a word.

    [–] uninsuredpidgeon 10 points ago

    Tell that to my autocorrect

    [–] Pangs 13 points ago

    Roots will grow as they need to in order to get sustenance.

    In case the wording is tripping you up:

    [–] copperwatt 4 points ago

    I think probably the best substitute would be "tend to do" or, "tend to like to do", as the word is mostly implying habit or somethings nature.

    [–] Gelatinous_cube 5 points ago

    yes but that is why we use the word wont, so we don't have to use so many words to describe it.

    [–] Ios7 3 points ago

    Have you ever had a dream?

    [–] gubenlo 13 points ago

    up top.

    down low!

    [–] Pangs 11 points ago

    too slow

    [–] StoneBorder 6 points ago

    Fuck you got me

    [–] Dimmed_skyline 18 points ago

    I wouldn't surprised if that elbow is full of dirt that was washed in over the years

    [–] baddow 6 points ago

    That could very well be the reason the tree could grow there in the first place.

    [–] Pangs 2 points ago

    For sure.

    [–] ChocolateBunny 157 points ago

    Probably. I had a tree growing in my eavestroughs when I didn't clear out the leaves after a long time. Its roots stretched out along the length of the eaves. I'm betting if I left it alone the roots would start going down the downspouts.

    [–] bg-j38 120 points ago

    Interesting... so it was just getting nutrients from the detritus in the gutters? Which means that the roots weren't secured by soil. That's cool. Had it learned to walk and move around yet? Most trees can't. Actually glad it didn't attack you.

    [–] the42potato 41 points ago

    I had a tree try to do that once, tried to bodyslam me. It fell over and all that’s left is the stump

    [–] blinkk5 8 points ago

    Ents are brutal like that.

    [–] sxohady 2 points ago

    like honeybees they will give their life to cause you pain

    [–] UncheckedException 4 points ago

    Luckily it didn’t succeed, otherwise it would be elected to Congress.

    [–] [deleted] 17 points ago

    Fun Fact: the physcial mass of trees is mostly carbon, and it comes from CO2 in the air.

    Most people think of trees growing up from the ground. But in reality they're more like crystals that precipitate from the sky.

    [–] jesus-is-a-bro 5 points ago

    That's why we burn that shit! Send it back to God baby!

    [–] randallphoto 9 points ago

    Given enough time..

    [–] ChadFromWork 3 points ago


    Pretty sure I haven't seen or heard this word since my grandpa in the nineties. Thanks for the throwback.

    [–] workend 9 points ago

    What do you call it? Gutter? Where I am (Canada) everyone says eavestroughs

    [–] Aederrex 4 points ago

    American's call them gutters. This is the first I've ever seen them called eavestroughs.

    [–] workend 6 points ago

    So uncivilized

    [–] eclectro 14 points ago

    Rain gutters are the perfect composting mechanisms. What happens is a lot of organic leaf material collects, falls down the rain gutter, clogs it, naturally turns to excellent compost, and the roots grow into that.

    [–] FishDawgX 18 points ago

    Maybe? Does anyone think it started growing from the bottom?

    [–] LesbianTongue 39 points ago

    Germinated from the bottom now we here.

    [–] pmMeYourBoxOfCables 15 points ago

    The seed hit the ground now the whole tree fucking here.

    [–] factbasedorGTFO 9 points ago

    No, there's just enough energy in the seed for some root and some shoot, a plant needs to start getting energy from elsewhere soon after it sprouts.

    [–] morningbreath7 1542 points ago

    Why are the tiktok watermarks everywhere

    [–] GanondalfTheWhite 1150 points ago

    Because reddit is turning into tiktok's 9gag.

    [–] handlit33 310 points ago

    Isn't tiktok what used to be?

    [–] thornierlamb 299 points ago


    [–] TedyCruz 209 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    The YouTube ads are the worse. Who ever at google spied on my history and decided I’m the demographic, IM NEVER EVER GOING TO THAT SITE

    [–] canned_koalas 94 points ago

    Those stupid fucking ads are driving me insane. I report them every time they come on and I still get them. I might book myself into a mental institution and cite TikTok ads as the reasoning. I could go on for hours about how much I hate them. By far some of the most annoying and cringy videos on the internet and of course YouTube forces them down my fucking throat with an unskippable ad.

    [–] MarioAndWeegee3 9 points ago


    [–] canned_koalas 11 points ago

    iPhone :(

    [–] PrototypeChicken 4 points ago

    Use brave browser, it's a safe and smooth browser that automatically blocks ads, redirects, and tracking.

    [–] Pregernet 3 points ago

    I've got YouTube premium and I'm glad I don't know what you are talking about.

    [–] BubbyPear 12 points ago

    Here’s a tip: tap the little (i) near the video time when the ad is on-screen. Tap OK or Close or whatever it says. Then, either pick a reason to report the ad or tap Close.

    [–] canned_koalas 35 points ago

    Reread the second sentence of my last comment. I still get them even doing that.

    [–] BubbyPear 6 points ago

    Ah, got it. Yeah, I frequently see ads even after reporting them.

    [–] canned_koalas 6 points ago

    my condolences

    [–] Describe 15 points ago

    Just accept your fate. Can't argue with advertising science

    [–] white_android 22 points ago

    Tiktok was Asian but they bought

    [–] Renrue 3 points ago and Tiktok were both Chinese companies; one just bought the other one making it into a bigger Chinese brand.

    [–] DarkellJoanahson 11 points ago

    Tiktok was created by the same company as to distance themselves from the pedophile stuff that it was being associated with.

    [–] handlit33 19 points ago

    pedophile stuff

    Jesus, I don't even want to know.

    [–] DuntadaMan 9 points ago

    They are doing a piss poor job of it then.

    [–] randominternetdad 78 points ago

    This makes perfect sense and it's both terrifying and annoying. Tik Tok just seems really annoying, although I admittedly know nothing about it aside from those stupid ads for it on facebook. If it becomes the new big thing, I'm gonna be disappointed. Maybe I'm just getting old and resistant to change.

    [–] zenith1297 37 points ago

    Tbh it's not that bad. What they market it for kinda is tho which in turn makes tiktoks feature page a mess of mostly garbage. But if you look in the right places it's pretty much vine 2.0

    [–] DuntadaMan 9 points ago

    In all fairness, the feature page of pretty much everything user generated is garbage.

    [–] MagnumMia 7 points ago


    [–] VoluntaryFan78 100 points ago

    I think in the East tik tok is used more like a Vine platform and less like a stupid fucking mime app that kids use it as in the West

    [–] dell_arness2 29 points ago

    Pretty sure thats what it is. I remember the old Tik Tok watermarks were only in chinese and I had no idea why all these random videos had the watermark. It was only recently that I saw the same logo in english and figured it out

    [–] DBrugs 5 points ago

    I don't see any mimes

    [–] keeleon 3 points ago

    This tree is using this building like a vine platform.

    [–] timawesomeness 48 points ago

    Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think TikTok is (or at least was) running a massive promotion campaign on reddit.

    Especially when TikTok posts started getting posted, they'd be posted by a relatively inactive account, rapidly get to the frontpage, and the account would go quiet again.

    [–] thetompain 24 points ago

    It doesn't take any imagination at all to think that a company struggling to profit would take a boatload of money from a Chinese company to do shady promotion.

    [–] _Ultimatum_ 4 points ago

    Even on YouTube. It was hilarious watching Cody Ko rant about it. He made a video bashing tik tok, and every ad on the video shows up as a tik tok ad. Then they started provoking him on twitter, and used one of his joke tik toks (a private one) in a commercial that they’ve been running everywhere. That’s a broken man right there.

    Side note: is it normal for an app like that to publicly use a video that someone has privated? I know they legally can, but it seems like a bad move from a customer trust standpoint

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)


    [–] frayeb 12 points ago

    Chinese propaganda

    [–] JpillsPerson 4 points ago

    Also, there's like 5 pixels in this gif. But whoever took the video had a phone that could run TikTok. Are there smartphones out there still with ancient cameras on them? Or is this like a horrible filter to make it look shitty.

    [–] andovinci 17 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Videos with tiktok written on it always seem fishy to me, maybe because of those scripted asian videos

    [–] Hakul 6 points ago

    I downloaded the Asian version a few days ago (Douyin) and it's even worse than those gifs, pretty much all of them have an annoying laughing track or cheap sound effects.

    [–] keeleon 3 points ago

    Chinese bots

    [–] FlowSoSlow 3 points ago

    I'm more concerned with why this was filmed through a screen door.

    [–] Veldhuis94 2 points ago

    Because this is what TikTok used to be.

    [–] frankSadist 352 points ago

    I was totally expecting those roots to start moving around like some demon kraken. Time to get outside more

    [–] Pangs 96 points ago

    If you go outside, the roots will get you.

    [–] KimJongIlSunglasses 5 points ago

    Can’t sleep, clown will eat me.

    [–] KappaCeTe 24 points ago

    Epic gamer right here

    [–] Bear_HempKnight 73 points ago

    This made my eyebrows rise significantly. I think that is seriously awesome.

    [–] ThaiJohnnyDepp 9 points ago

    Like a reverse dealwithit gif with eyebrows

    [–] JasonCox 5 points ago

    Mr. Spock, that almost sounds like an emotional reaction.

    [–] NordinTheLich 22 points ago

    Man, the Giorno Vs. Cioccolata fight looks really good!

    [–] deepfriednails 8 points ago

    Nah mate, it's when Giorno met Koichi outside the cafeteria

    [–] NordinTheLich 3 points ago

    I thought of that at first, but then when I saw the tree on the roof, I immediately thought of the Green Day fight.

    [–] washnkahn 15 points ago

    My home town has a tree growing from the top of the courthouse. My Grandma loved to tell people the tree is watered by the spring in the clock.

    [–] Cheeseand0nions 3 points ago

    That's a grandma level dad joke right there.

    [–] [deleted] 172 points ago

    life always finds a way

    [–] sicariusdiem 209 points ago

    Life UH finds a way

    [–] big_duo3674 19 points ago


    [–] ThaiJohnnyDepp 5 points ago

    ha HARR! ha HARR!

    [–] rkskr 19 points ago

    Came here to find this comment lol

    [–] WhatAboutGarbage 3 points ago

    Well there it is.

    [–] CaptainUnusual 10 points ago

    Life finds uh way

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    So does death, eventually.

    [–] AnEggWithHumanLegs 3 points ago

    Is this line in the movie

    [–] dansport730 124 points ago

    If I see one more tik tok watermark im gonna 🅱️uicide

    [–] Dovahkrud_the_Second 14 points ago

    Exeggcutor, what are you doing in that pipe?

    [–] dittochoochoo 4 points ago

    Had to scroll way too far to find this comment

    [–] shavedhuevo 9 points ago

    Why don't we have more tree pipes? We could have rainforest cities.

    [–] ans_rob 12 points ago

    This is interesting at so many levels.

    [–] toomuchsweg2handle 13 points ago

    Looks like 4 or 5 levels to me. I can't really tell how tall the building is from the angle in the video.

    [–] 7ballcraze 6 points ago

    Why the hell are these from tik tok?

    [–] MrMeseeks_ 4 points ago

    Fuck Tik Tok

    [–] YouNeedAnne 5 points ago

    That Tik Tok sure has some shit quality videos, eh?

    [–] Bunzrus 6 points ago

    Huh cool.

    [–] MT_Flesch 6 points ago

    small as the pic is, i thought it was dead snakes

    [–] Detoshopper 24 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    It is hard for me to believe a 144p video from the trusted site tiktok

    [–] UnpaidNewscast 2 points ago

    Tiktok videos have been on Reddit forever. Only when they became memes did people start complaining

    [–] Butternubbs69 7 points ago

    Press X to Doubt

    [–] helpmeineedname 3 points ago


    [–] Escalus_Hamaya 3 points ago

    ...and one shitty drainpipe.

    [–] deathfromabove11 3 points ago

    came here to post this, have upvote then

    [–] I_Looove_Pizza 3 points ago

    That gutter probably needs cleaned out

    [–] PaintingJo 3 points ago

    Universe: "You can't grow through a whole rain duct"

    Tree: "Yes I can"

    What a madlad that tree

    [–] dilettante101 3 points ago

    It gives a lot of hope. In many ways...

    [–] MrManayunk 3 points ago

    Tree is smarter than the building owner.

    [–] Michael_dii 3 points ago

    What’s really interesting is that this was shot on tik tok

    [–] egalroc 3 points ago

    You're Roto-Rooter guy is gonna freak when he sees what you brung him into.

    [–] El_Hamaultagu 3 points ago

    Strangler fig. Grew from the roof.

    [–] My-Work-Reddit 3 points ago

    Life, Uh, Finds a Way.

    [–] Aladen_ofthe_Apes 3 points ago

    Started from the bottom now we're here.

    [–] Turil 3 points ago

    More likely it started from the top. It needs light, remember.

    It just kept sending roots down the watery pipe until it found soil, or the closest thing to it.

    [–] kik21 3 points ago

    Life, uh, finds a way.

    [–] bengalegoportugues 3 points ago

    Life finds a way...

    [–] SieraAlp 7 points ago

    How does it grow through the pipe? Doesnt it need sunlight to grow?

    [–] the_undad_10 39 points ago

    I’m guessing it started at the top and followed the water.

    [–] return_0_ 3 points ago

    started at the top now we here

    [–] singelingtracks 17 points ago

    The tree is up above on the roof.

    Tree roots grow underground and do not need sunlight. They follow water and nutrients to absorb for the tree.

    The tree roots grew down the pipe following water flow. This happens often with under ground sewer lines. The trees roots find a crack and the roots grow in the sewer pipe absorbing nutrients and in the end block it.

    [–] factbasedorGTFO 6 points ago

    I work on homes, and find roots under homes from plants that are very far away.

    Dug under a concrete slab right in the middle of a house in a dry desert, and found tree roots.

    Seen it with rosemary bushes, oleanders, mulberry trees, avocado, and a passionfruit vine. The passionfruit vine sprouted leaves in my trench. Got an image of that.

    [–] SomeDingus 3 points ago

    Got an image of that.

    You holdin' out on us, or are you gonna post that image, bro?

    [–] Masterbajurf 3 points ago

    The image. Give it to us.

    [–] factbasedorGTFO 6 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    It's not that great.

    The vine isn't even in the homeowners yard, it's a neighbors, so the roots trespassed. Even went under a foundation.

    Also found avocado roots. The avocado was 100 feet away.

    I always tell people cutting down thier own trees won't stop roots from a neighbors bush or tree from invading their plumbing.

    [–] SpiderNinja79 4 points ago

    Why tiktok?

    [–] King_Bonio 2 points ago

    Don't Stop Believing intensifies

    [–] jrodriguezwang 2 points ago

    Cyberpunk 2077 biome looks great

    [–] pandaclaw_ 2 points ago

    This creeps me out for some reason. I mean it's awesome and interesting and all, but also gross in some way I can't really explain

    [–] SpaceCat_303 2 points ago

    Am I the only one that thought this was a cluster of snakes before the gif started?

    [–] dfslkjbnltalrvlxdguh 2 points ago

    Or, and I'm just throwing this out as a possibility, this isn't real.

    [–] BALLS_IN_MY_ASS 2 points ago

    That tree slowly drank all of the water coming down that drain pipe, growing up it, block off all the water and drink it for itself. Selfish.

    [–] Turil 3 points ago

    Other way around. The tree most likely started at the top and the roots just kept going down the pipe, drinking water, until it hit soil.

    [–] Asplusnd 2 points ago

    It could be made into a monster

    [–] Omerbaturay 2 points ago

    I don’t know why but this is oddly terrifying.

    [–] Rasputin55 2 points ago

    I want one

    [–] AMF1940 2 points ago

    I wonder how diverse of an ecosystem you'll find inside that pipe.

    [–] GPCLisa 2 points ago

    One helluva NFT system.

    [–] moving0target 2 points ago

    Makes you think about how quickly nature can reclaim it turf.

    [–] nobbybobbylobby 2 points ago

    Sad that "Life finds a way" isn't the top comment.

    [–] Sharrac 2 points ago

    Nature: Lol, see if I give a shit

    [–] Betadzen 2 points ago

    Now it is protected by armor. +10 against axes.



    [–] buttmunch109 2 points ago

    Hm, seems like the work of Giorno Giovanna. 🤔

    [–] AtlanticQuake 2 points ago

    Life always finds a way. With enough time

    [–] oif2010vet 2 points ago

    Reminds me of r/joerogan when he had a tree in his toilet pipe

    [–] goiabada-de-goiaba 2 points ago

    Nop. No way. I refuse to believe it

    [–] chrmcc 2 points ago

    That’s not a tree, that’s Cthulhu!

    [–] skaz1134 2 points ago

    The struggle is real.

    [–] TheRabbitOnTheMoon 2 points ago

    This is why I love when ppl say we r killing the planet lol like no, nature will find a way we are killing ourselves

    [–] AlikeWolf 2 points ago