THRIVE. You’d think that it’s essential for a 500 ton 350 foot tall redwood tree to have an incredibly deep root system in order to stand. The hidden answer in California’s Sequoia Redwood Forest is a unique root system that allows these giants to thrive in groves, and yet they are unlikely to survive while standing apart isolated and alone.
Redwood’s root systems are shallow. They reach a depth of only five to six feet while they have no anchoring tap root. Having said that, Redwood’s root systems extend up to 100 feet horizontally from the trunk so they are thriving in groves with roots interlocked. Thus tremendous strength is achieved to confront the forces of nature like high head winds and raging floods.
Individual soccer players are like a single tree, and yet together they BECOME like a forest. Soccer is a team sport! Indeed, Gutierrez and her teammates fight for victory as a body of one. Who strengthens you?