This group of trees could almost qualify for one of our Monday mysteries, ya know? Once again this just proves the point that the world is chock full of strange and unusual places! What a wonderful world we live in!
The Crooked Forest is a grove of oddly shaped pine trees located outside the village of Nowe Czarnowo, in western Poland. The forest contains about 400 pine trees that grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks. All of the trees are bent northward and surrounded by a larger forest of straight-growing pine trees. The crooked trees were planted around 1930 when the area was inside the German province of Pomerania.
It is thought that the trees were formed with a human tool, but the method and motive for creating the grove is not currently known. It appears that the trees were allowed to grow for seven to ten years before being held down and warped by a device. The exact reason why the Germans would want to make crooked trees is unknown, but many people have speculated that they were going to be harvested for bent-wood furniture, the ribs of boat hulls, or yokes for ox-drawn plows. It is a bizarre case that still can’t explain.
This would be an interesting place to visit, but I would be a little shy about having a picnic there. How about you?
BTW, it's Friday the 13TH again! I'm just saying...!
One more morning of coffee in the kitchen. We can share some fresh cantaloupe, OK?