Saturday, January 28, 2012

Natures Art

This image has popped up too many times to count during my recent internet rampages.

"In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or "Crooked Forest," is a mystery.
Planted around 1930, the trees managed to grow for seven to 10 years before getting held down, in what is understood to have been human mechanical intervention. Though why exactly the original tree farmers wanted so many crooked trees is unknown"
- Discovery News 
  Other myths tell of  a heavy snowstorm which buried the saplings for some time before growing straight again.
Whichever the case, 
this forest is definitely now on my "I want to go there" list. 

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