In this macroscopic view of the tree's anatomy can be seen splits in the bark and elephantine folds where roots and branches come together. Also prominent are several knot holes and large grooves where major portions of the tree were once lost. These different kinds of crevices are a living record of the growth process. What were once ugly wounds have now become graceful formations of healthy tissue, demonstrating life's miraculous ability to heal itself, and to transform trauma into beauty.