Twisted Trunk (ThursdayTreeLove)

Tree trunk, IUCCA, SPPU
Twisted trunk

What could have been the reason for this twisted tree trunk? Considering its pretty huge and old, and growing in the open, I am sure the curves must be natural.

One of my first posts on the ThursdayTreeLove was Sleeping Trees that I saw in Moscow. Just as I could not figure out the reason for those ‘sleeping’ trunks, I simply cant find an explanation for this.

Here is another image.

Bonsai artists often ‘wire’ trees for which they face a lot of criticism. Surely no such intervention was done here. Yet the trunk has acquired wonderful curves that simply will stop you in your tracks.

What do you think?

I am joining Parul in her #ThursdayTreeLove39 bloghop. Do head over to see some amazing trees from around the world. 

10 Replies to “Twisted Trunk (ThursdayTreeLove)”

  1. I've never seen such a tree, either. In the southern United States there is a tree called the live oak which can live for hundreds of years – the old ones will be multi trunked but not quite twisted like that. One unusual tree – thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. It is beautiful. I saw something similar in Lalbagh in Bangalore last week! Nature is amazing!

  3. Strange are the twists and turns of trees aren't they? What really made this tree so crooked?

  4. @bellybytes I am quite fascinated about the reason for these twists.. Till now, I have seen such severe curves on branches that have been 'wired' but this seems totally natural.. I must try to speak to someone from that place… Thanks for stopping by Sunita!

  5. That is amazing. I have seen such trees and I love them for being a perfect representation of survival. Thank you for joining. I am so glad to joined and shared this tree.

  6. Glad to see this twist and curves… have never seen a tree with so many curves:) for me this looks like a dancing tree, spreading itself with different poses:) thanks for sharing.

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