Poland shares a very interesting secret: it’s forest of about 400 crooked pine trees, planted around 1930. This collection seems to have a >90 degree  bend after an initial normal upward growth. No one truly understands how or why this occured, but the theory is that the trees managed to grow for seven to 10 years before getting held down by some sort of human mechanical intervention.

I have no idea why someone would want so many crooked trees, but it’s still interesting. Perhaps this post serves as a reminder (mirrored in many of the other posts here) in human’s desire to simply show their capability and power over nature- simply doing things for the sake of doing them and explore the possibilities of their power.


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