This is a weird tree because the CONES are not on the branches but instead they grow from the roots.
It's good for trees to have a root. Stability and nutrients from the soil. You know the deal.
the fundamentals (how is it different from 基本？ Well, with 根本, the emphasis is: the fundamental, deep, organizing principles, not the most easy 'for dummies' bits). The essential and underlying - as opposed to on the surface and easily apparent) Also handy:こんぽんてきな (the adjective form)
roof . That's right, not root. Roof!
|根気 のよい / のわるい||
patience. You need 根気 to be able to 我慢 (がまん）。
guts /balls (for instance, giving yourself cigarette burns to prove some kind of point about being a man)
|恨||hold a grudge||HEART||心|
You hold a grudge in your HEART,
but the TREE has a root.