Why Do The Trees Bend In The Crooked Forest?

The Crooked Forest is located in western Poland. About 400 trees have the signature bends in their trunks, and they're surrounded by normal pines. Scientists believe that the bent trees were planted around 1930, and that the bends were purposefully orchestrated by humans for an unknown purpose.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Trees in the Dancing Forest (also called the Drunken Forest) twist into curving patterns instead of standing straight. 00:16

  2. Humans can "train" trees to grow in certain ways. 01:18

  3. The Crooked Forest is full of trees with 90-degree bends at the bases of their trunks. 02:09

Written by Curiosity Staff January 8, 2016

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