Sideways Trees!

Sideways+tree+1Photo: Guillaume

If you were lucky enough to grow up around a heavily wooded area, you probably spent many hours wandering through the trees, admiring their size, beauty, and variety. Depending on where in the world you live, there may have been just a few different species of trees, or many different sizes and shapes. The west coast of North America has some of the largest trees in the world, climbing hundreds of meters into the sky with trunks many meters around. Trees so big, that if you wanted to, you could carve out the middle and live in it, all the while pretending to be your favourite AA Milne character. In other places in the world the trees are not nearly as big, but certainly no less beautiful. Whether you admire them for their beauty, or just appreciate that they’re the ones responsible for the oxygen-production, keeping each and every one of us alive, trees are incredible.

Sideways+tree+2Photo: Smoobs

While trees generally grow in a vertical direction, there are a variety of reasons why you may have seen them growing sideways, upside down, or all gnarled up!

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