Photographer Marianne Kjølner snapped this pair of photographs of a bizarre tree in Denmark - West coast, a very windy place were there isn’t much that can grow. So the tree can only grow where it has shelter.
malformalady: “ The image above shows an entirely natural phenomenon, occurring inside the hollow (rotten) core of a white pine. Whorled branch cores look like spokes inside the trunk of a white pine,.
Needle and Thread Tree by Axel Erlandson (December 1884 – April He was a Swedish American farmer who shaped trees as a hobby, and opened a horticultural attraction in 1947 advertised as "See the World's Strangest Trees Here," and named "The Tree Circus".
This is Erlandson's Dimond tree about 50 years later after he started the project, I took this photo in