6. Crooked Forest, PolandCrooked Forest, Poland

This is a pretty young forest that was planted in the 1930s and contains about 400 pines. And not just any pines, oddly-shaped pines. It is believed that some form of a tool was used to make the trees grow and take up this form. The motive behind it is however not clear. There are some that believe that the trees were grown like for the purposes of ‘Compass timbers’ or for ship building. Another theory still, suggests that it was during the Second World War that the stems of the pines were curved by the tanks passing through.

But whatever the theory or reason behind the curvature of the trees, we cannot deny that the forest is a beauty.

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