“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”
This definition of “transmogrify” seems fitting to the imagery of an uprooted tree. Although just a change in orientation – from standing up to fallen down – revealing the roots of a tree can be transmogrifying. Revealed is the more chaotic shapes and structures that were underground, seemingly unfit with the familiar dimensions of the living tree.
Below is what remains of long since dried up tree. The centre of the structure shows the strange and more chaotic seeming organization of the smaller under-workings of the tree, usually hidden underground beneath the more simple tree trunk.