These spectacular trees, growing up to 90m (30 storeys!) high, are called 'emergent' as they tower above the forest canopy - with smooth straight trunks which branch out only up at the 30m level. Down below, this 'tower' of timber is supported by huge buttresses, radiating out from the base and snaking their way for many metres into the surrounding jungle. Big enough to live in, the buttresses provided welcome rest stops on our treks, and somehow offered a personal connection to these mammoth trees. I was intrigued by the intertwining patterns they made.