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Item #: SCP-4108

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-4108-01, -02, -03, -05, -06 and -09 are kept in Reinforced Greenhouse-43AB within Biological Research Site-104. The containment cell is coated in heat-resistant alloy, environmentally regulated to resemble subarctic climate and fitted with automated UV-light, air control, fertilization and ground watering. SCP-4108 specimens must be kept at least 5 m from each other and at least 1 m from the containment cell's inner walls. All specimens are required to have their designation and orientation painted on their trunk. SCP-4108 are not to be exposed to any kind of precipitation and/or wind speeds above 1.15 mph.

Removal of SCP-4108 from their greenhouse requires permission from two (2) Level-3 researchers. The extracted specimen will then be uprooted and replanted in one of the specialized transport carts present on-site with the assistance of the rail-mounted remote manipulators present within the containment cell.
Pollination of SCP-4108 requires Level-4 permission.

The remains of SCP-4108-04, -07 and -08 are stored in a separate frozen storage unit. All documentation and archeological findings pertaining to SCP-4108 are held in Archeology Wing 15D of Research, Reliquary, and Containment Site-76, and may be accessed with permission from current research director, Dr. Isaksson.

Description: SCP-4108 are indistinguishable from normal Scots pines,1 but display anomalous characteristics following any kind of force, even of minuscule strength, being applied onto the upper branches of a specimen. When triggered, SCP-4108 will bend themselves to near ground level, achieving this without any biological structures required for movement or elasticity. There is no visual indicator for the direction in which an SCP-4108 instance will bend, thus the decision to mark specimens in Foundation custody with paint.

When in this position, the upper branches will shift to create the shape of a roughly hemispherical, concave recipient. Upon a secondary force being applied to the recipient, the specimen will violently straighten itself and return to its normal height. SCP-4108 is immune to any structural damage this action would cause, but can still be harmed through normal means.

SCP-4108 can be used to propel objects weighing up to a maximum of 60 kg at a distance between 300 and 500 m from the specimen in use. SCP-4108 ignore any damage that would be expected from such a task, excluding any attempts to throw an object heavier than 60 kg, in this case shattering its trunk while attempting to raise itself. It is unknown how this method of propelling can generate the force required.

When a solid surface is in contact with SCP-4108's lower end, the roots of the specimen will attempt to wrap around the perceived surface and stiffen. When planted, the roots ''grip'' to the ground with a strength of ████ N: this ensues that, without exceptional strength, SCP-4108 cannot be uprooted through normal means. However, SCP-4108 possess a ring of fine roots up to a maximum of 70 cm in length, held above the ground. When pulling the roots in a certain direction, SCP-4108's roots will release their tension, allowing for easy uprooting or rotation of the specimen.

While SCP-4108 is capable of reproduction, no male cones are present on its branches. Rather, pollen is produced in a sack within a cavity found on the bottom of the tree. It is naturally improbable for SCP-4108 to naturally fecundate itself or other specimens.

Addendum #4108-AC.01: Discovery

SCP-4108 instances numbered -01 through -08 were recovered at a presentation regarding a private collection of Norse archeological artifacts belonging to Arvid Isaksson, Norwegian archeologist and historian specialized in Norse history. The event, hosted on the ██/██/20██ in █████, France, included a seminar of Norse populations' usage of siege engines.2 Field agents already present at the event contacted the Foundation after a live test of SCP-4108-02. All visitors were administered Class-A amnestics and the organizers, along with Isaksson, were brought in for questioning.

Isaksson claims that he recovered SCP-4108-04 at a previously unknown archeological site near Larvik, Norway, in 197█. The specimen supposedly still possessed a functional pollen sack,3 from which Isaksson privately generated SCP-4108-01, -02, -03, -05, -06 and -07. SCP-4108-08 was retrieved from a separate site near Paris, France, in 198█. Isaksson's collection was reviewed and objects related to and/or referencing SCP-4108 were confiscated and brought to Site-76. The presentation's organizers were administered Class-B amnestics and Isaksson was involved in the following investigations, at the conclusion of which he was employed by the Foundation due to his remarkable cooperation and competences.

From Dr. Isaksson's records, a total of 8 archeological sites related to SCP-4108 and its possible creators, designated Locations of Interest-A1 through -A8, were identified. Research teams were dispatched to all points of interests.

Addendum #4108-AC.04:

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