Oct 26 2013

Twisted Trunks

Published by at 7:30 am under Trees,Winter Weeds & Trees

Black cherry and red oak twist around each other, Moraine State Park, Oct 2013 (photo by Kate St. John)

Last weekend I found these twisted trees in Moraine State Park.

It's unusual to find trees like this -- even more unusual when they're two different species.

A black cherry (left at base) and a red oak (right at base) germinated next to each other.  At the ground their trunks touched and melded. As they grew they twisted around each other.


(photo by Kate St. John)

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  1. Tricia Ondrakoon 20 Jan 2015 at 9:13 am

    This is one of the best natural things I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen one other example in the woods behind my childhood home (I think it was beech and maple or oak), and it was a favorite place for me. Thank you for sharing!

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