A curious twist of fate seems to have left spiral reinforcements wound around the trunk of this gnarled old oak. But how did this happen? My best guess is that the tree originally continued to arch to the right side of the photo and beyond, but something destroyed that part of the tree. Over time, a surviving branch grew far to one side of the tree, producing a great deal of torsional forces threatening to shred the trunk. In response the trunk grew thick bands to resist the destructive forces, creating the scene in the photo.
Is my hypothesis correct? I don’t know, but to me: “It seems logical, Captain.” (With apologies to Mr. Spock)
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3 thoughts on “Twist of Fate”
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Weren’t you able to see the picture?
Saw no picture in thr first e-mail. It came through this time. Nature shows us some unique things from time to time, doesn’t it?
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