The tree growing on this wall may cause the whole building to collapse, says a STOMPer.
In an email to STOMP today (April 6), the STOMPer says:
"This picture was taken near an old shophouse at Spottiswoode Park.
"You can see a tree growing on the wall at level two of a two-storey building.
"The roots will slowly crack the walls and the gutter. Nothing can stop the tremendous power of tree roots.
"In time to come the wall will give way and the building may collapse.
"Tree roots and floods can bring a disaster to man if he does nothing to avert the danger."
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Tree growing on old shophouse may cause pillars to give way (2nd February 2009)
This tree has claimed a bridge of its own (30th January 2009)