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Lava Tree State Park, Hawaii - August 29, 2006

A quick stop at the Lava Tree State Park near Pahoa, Hawaii.




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Even the roof has vegetation here. [1744x1308]

A lava tree - left behind by the 1790 lava flow when it encountered a very wet tree that wouldn't burn. [Closer]

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The tree died and decomposed, leaving the lava. [Closer]

There's also a large crack in the ground. [3488x2616]

And a tree that has completely grown around this fence. [1744x1308]

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It's a very deep crack. [Closer]
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