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12" diameter snag of an unidentified (& probably unidentifiable) tree that looks like it was once host to a strangler vine.
Spotted on Jan 7, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012
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Nice spot Kat, the junipers see saw in Utah were all twisted like that too!
It's funny, when I was in Sedona, AZ I noticed quite a few of the junipers there that were twisted up like that. I took pictures of them then. The "mystics" of the area claim the energy vortexes that are all around that area are what twist the trees in that manner. Here's the link to mine that I just added. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/850...
Thats a good point Courtney, it may be the natural growth habit of the tree & not evidence of it being constricted by a vine. I'm loath to even guess at an identity for this though with so little to go on. Next time I am there I will try & get a better look at the grain of the wood as that may be my best bet.
I know that the trunks of Cedars sometimes twist like this.
Thanks Rachana! That's what I thought when I saw it too!
Thanks tichols! It could well be beech as there were a few beech trees around. I'm not great at identifying trees unless I have the leaves & bark, so this one is tricky for me!
Realy cool! - it looks like beech to me?
It looks just like a piece of sculpture to me!