While observing trees, we often come across what we'll call tree anomalies or oddities - anything out of the ordinary related to tree growth, bark callusing, burls, roots or strange branching on trees.
Below is our collection of tree photos, a photo collection we'll continue to build in the coming years as more tree oddities are discovered and captured with our digital camera.
Burl on a huge Redwood tree in Redwood National & State Parks in northern California.
Crimean Linden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Rock Eater Tree
This tree in Cook Forest eats rocks for breakfast!
A fast running creek has kept these roots exposed.
Dead tree trunk whittled into a cactus.
This roadside Maple tree in Washington County, Pennsylvania will catch your eye, and maybe your shirt, if you pass too close.
Mr. Sleepy Tree
Mr. Black Locust has closed his eyes for an afternoon nap.
Instead of growing in Oz this 'Dorothy Tree' reaches down to grab an unsuspecting passersby.
‘Spot’ the Tree
Sycamore trees attract a lot of interest due to their spotted bark.
Tree with Braids
Ficus trunk at a Pittsburgh botanical garden.
This tree with duckbills wants to be a duck.
Tree named ‘Rocky’
Who says a tree can't grow in rock.