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Old 07-23-2021, 12:20 PM
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After a long walk yesterday where I encountered some very overgrown paths and got a few bramble scratches as a result, it occurred to me that plants are going to be a key part of a T2K setting.

You're going to be getting a lot of stuff growing out of control; and also things that could harm characters, like poisonous berries found while foraging.

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In world where people are constantly trimming, pruning, weeding, using herbicides, etc., it's easy to forget that plants are really good at destroying manmade structures if left unchecked for long periods of time. Seeds and creeper vines get into cracks and crevices and grow, splitting wood and concrete. Roots can buckle sidewalks and destroy underground pipes. Accumulations of leaf litter can collapse flat roofs. These phenomenon are very apparent when looking at abandoned structures.

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With the temperature drop water will be doing similar: https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Frost_attack

All those pipes bursting...
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In world where people are constantly trimming, pruning, weeding, using herbicides, etc., it's easy to forget that plants are really good at destroying manmade structures if left unchecked for long periods of time. Seeds and creeper vines get into cracks and crevices and grow, splitting wood and concrete. Roots can buckle sidewalks and destroy underground pipes. Accumulations of leaf litter can collapse flat roofs. These phenomenon are very apparent when looking at abandoned structures.

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In particular, the bamboo plant can take over the environment in a very short time by growing very quickly. Since it is a very strong plant species, it may pose a danger in the future...
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In particular, the bamboo plant can take over the environment in a very short time by growing very quickly. Since it is a very strong plant species, it may pose a danger in the future...
Like kudzu...it's probably all over the American South by 2000.
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Also a thorn bramble with poison ivy mixed in can be quite a barrier.
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In world where people are constantly trimming, pruning, weeding, using herbicides, etc., it's easy to forget that plants are really good at destroying manmade structures if left unchecked for long periods of time. Seeds and creeper vines get into cracks and crevices and grow, splitting wood and concrete. Roots can buckle sidewalks and destroy underground pipes. Accumulations of leaf litter can collapse flat roofs. These phenomenon are very apparent when looking at abandoned structures.

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I know, I was walking beside a long vacant and abandoned building in downtown Wheeling, WV and I saw plants growing INSIDE the building in front of the window. I wonder how long it would take for that place to be condemned.
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