It is remarkable how some trees will manage to grow and adapt!


Surprisingly, these two maples aren’t that old: c. 1940 at the earliest.


This Black Birch is particularly interesting; the horizontal section is the original stem, when the stone it was growing over rotated (or it rotated the stone) the tree was forced to change direction by ninety degrees. It is possible that the extreme angle of the elbow was encouraged by cutting or other damage, since the surrounding area was logged.