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Crooked Forest

Crooked Forest

In a tiny corner of western Poland, in Gryfino (not far from Szczecin) 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.

Upon further research, and because of the uniformity of age of the trees, we suspect this is a man-made curvature.  If that’s true, the best explanation would be that these trees were trained as “compass timbers” for shipbuilding or as material for other woodworking.

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6 Comments to “Crooked Forest”
  1. It seems they were a little bent out of shape about the human interference

  2. lol

  3. Ever consider the vortex theory…..there are known vortexes threw out the world, and in OR, that cause trees to grow this way!

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