This Earth Day, Spare a Tree

It’s Earth Day today, an event designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. To celebrate, we’re looking at the unlikely survival of a very tiny piece of nature in the heart of one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. From directly above, it appears that there is somehow a large tree growing on the roof of the Kayashima train station in Osaka. However when we look at the Street View of the station, we can see that only the canopy of the huge tree protrudes from the roof1, and in fact the entire station, platform…

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