Poland’s Crooked Forest, a Mystery With No Straight Answer
In Poland’s Krzywy Las, or crooked forest, the pine tree look like potbellied stick figured. Over 400 trees, the trunk buckle out 90 degrees, creating bark-covered bellies that drag just above the earth, oddly pointing in the same direction “North”. No one knows what caused this unusual strand of tree in a protected forest since the town was mostly destroyed during World War II. A retired plant scientist William Remphrey discovered a genetic mutation causing a group of aspen trees in Canada to curve and droop consistently over development, resulting in gnarled and twirl trees. But then he said if it were genetic then the trees curves to continue beyond the base and also its possible that the curves could cause by the heavy snowfall. Still he said we still don’t understand why the trees are point to the north.