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Kristina White
Kristina White • 1 year ago

A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Photographer Unknown

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A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.

  • Fuji Fulgueras

    Real picture...story incorrect.

  • Samantha Nesper

    Fortunately, this story isn't true. Sources say it belonged to an eight-year-old boy who left it in the woods on Vashon Island near Seattle, Washington in 1954. That area of the USA is a temperate rainforest, so nature is lush and trees grow quickly.

A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.

On Vashon Island (near Seattle, Washington), a tree grows carrying a rather unusual passenger - an old bike. Apparently some kid chained a bike to the tree decades ago and never picked it up, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. The tree and island gained some level of notoriety when Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County, wrote a children's book inspired by the bicycle eating tree entitled Red Ranger Came Calling.

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