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Unknown spotting

Description:

12" diameter snag of an unidentified (& probably unidentifiable) tree that looks like it was once host to a strangler vine.




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10 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Nice spot Kat, the junipers see saw in Utah were all twisted like that too!

KatCuff
KatCuff 7 years ago

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...

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

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.

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 7 years ago

I know that the trunks of Cedars sometimes twist like this.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Rachana! That's what I thought when I saw it too!

RachanaNaik
RachanaNaik 7 years ago

wow...!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

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!

tichols
tichols 7 years ago

Realy cool! - it looks like beech to me?

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Dora!
It looks just like a piece of sculpture to me!

DoraAnderson
DoraAnderson 7 years ago

Cool find!

Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.70, Long: -87.22

Spotted on Jan 7, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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