Tree Oddities

I am impressed by the lengths trees will go to in order to survive. They will bend their limbs and roots so that they will fit in small out-of-the-way spaces. They will push their way through rocks and bricks and sometimes grow into them. They will defy wind and gravity even if it means being twisted into the bizarre shapes you will see in this week’s post.

 

Deformed tree in Goodland’s Gardens – geograph.org.uk – 1277485.jpg

Nick Chipchase [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Deformed tree in Goodland's Gardens Originally the tree had grown into a wall.
Deformed tree in Goodland’s Gardens Originally the tree had grown into a wall.
28 April 2009
Source: From geograph.org.uk

 

Hacienda Cocoyoc 2003-005.JPG

By Siechfred (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tree root growing over an old stone arc (Hacienda Cocoyoc, Oaxtepec, Mexico)
Tree root growing over an old stone arc (Hacienda Cocoyoc, Oaxtepec, Mexico)
1 May 2003

 

Unusual Birch – geograph.org.uk – 411181.jpg

Dave Fergusson [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Unusual Birch Growing from a seam in the rock in Fascadale Wood.
Unusual Birch Growing from a seam in the rock in Fascadale Wood.
22 April 2007
Source: From geograph.org.uk

 

Hakenschlagende Birke.jpg

By Angela Marie (Flickr: 090207_0345) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 A "hook-beating" birch
Eine „hakenschlagende“ Birke (Betula sp.)
English translation: A “hook-beating” birch (Betula sp.)
1 July 2010, 09:22
Source: Flickr: 090207_0345

 

Limber Pine along the Sky High Trail.jpg

By Mitch Barrie from Costa Mesa, CA, USA (Limber Pine along the Sky High Trail) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

    Limber Pine along the Sky High Trail, San Gorgonio Wilderness, San Bernardino Mountains, California.
Limber Pine along the Sky High Trail, San Gorgonio Wilderness, San Bernardino Mountains, California.
4 September 2011, 13:42
Source: Limber Pine along the Sky High Trail

 

Tree With Unusual Twisted Branches – geograph.org.uk – 1311558.jpg

Ann Harrison [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

tree with unusual twisted branches
Tree With Unusual Twisted Branches This tree is in a small park not far from the south end of the town centre.
11 May 2009
Source: From geograph.org.uk

 

Frösakull-tallar.jpg

By Thomas Dahr [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Pinus sylvestris, deformed by wind.
Pinus sylvestris, deformed by wind. Approx. 60 years old, planted on sandy land close by the coast of Halland, Sweden.
Source: Photo by Thomas Dahr, 1979, at Frösakull. Kodakchrome diapositiv.

 

Hintersee Zauberwald 07.JPG

By Geolina163 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Berchtesgaden: Geotop Magic Forest Hintersee: Tree roots in rock boulders of the landslide
Berchtesgaden: Geotop Zauberwald am Hintersee: Baumwurzeln an Felsgeröllen des Bergsturzes
English translation: Berchtesgaden: Geotop Magic Forest Hintersee: Tree roots in rock boulders of the landslide
25 October 2006, 06:15:22

 

Kodaik.JPG

By Googlesuresh (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

photo of tree roots on hillside
1 January 2009

 

Unusual root system seen from the footpath to Clicket – geograph.org.uk – 688600.jpg

Ian Wigley [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Unusual root system seen from the footpath to Clicket Part of a neglected "bank and hedge" field boundary, left to nature.
Unusual root system seen from the footpath to Clicket Part of a neglected “bank and hedge” field boundary, left to nature.
10 February 2008
Source: From geograph.org.uk
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