Botanic Notables: The Crooked Forest

November 07, 2010
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No one really knows why the trees, in a small corner of western Poland, have grown like this. The small forest of about 400 pine trees all grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of the trunks. For lack of a scientific name, the collection of curved trees is known as The Crooked Forest. Disconnected yet synchronized in the same direction, the grove has the effect of a post-modern espalier.