posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 05:43 AM
There's a similar batch of trees in a forest in Poland which has had theories banded about.
Here's a site i have just come across which speaks briefly about the theories:
It speaks briefly about the theory of gravitational pull, bad weather (big snow storm), and also the possibility that during the war when these trees
were saplings they were driven over by forces in the area.
But the most accepted theory seems to be...
The final idea that has been thrown around that seems to have gained most acceptance is perhaps the most boring one (Occam’s razor and all that),
which proposes that the curves are man-made. This would make sense given the fact that the trees are very consistent. The suggestion is that during
the 1930s, local farmers planted and manipulated the trees for ultimate use as a construction material, for example for pieces of furniture or, more
likely, ship building. An extract from a piece entitled Wooden Vessel Ship Construction even supports this idea:
“Oaks from the areas of Northern Europe were fine for the development of long straight planking, but the gnarled English “Hedgerow” Oak was the
best for the natural curved timbers used to strengthen the ship internally. Trees were even deliberately bent in certain ways so as to ‘grow’ a
needed set of curved timbers. These curved timbers were known as ‘compass’ timbers.”
The invasion of Poland during World War II would have likely interrupted this activity, preventing the farmers from being able to finish the job and
thus leaving this peculiar forest that we still see today. The local town was also devastated during the war and was not reestablished until the
1970s when a new power plant was built in the area. This would explain why none of the locals have the foggiest idea why the trees look like this.
Ultimately, no one can be certain of what caused the curvature of these trees since there are no witnesses that can testify one way or another, but
the last explanation certainly seems the most plausible.
These trees in Poland are much believed to have been planted in 1930 and it looks to me from the picture posted in this thread of the trees (depending
whether that image is genuinely from this forest you speak of) they look to be of the same age.
You stated in one of your replies to me;
originally posted by: PaulTheDuke
a reply to: skitzspiricy
That's a good explanation but throughout the history Roumania didn't have naval wars so they couldn't build boats and houses and buildings were
esspecialy made out of dirt and and a bit of wood and i dont think that they needed this kind of technique to make this kind of wood....if we really
knew about this technique then it would be in other places trees like this in Roumania
Just because Romania didn't have Naval wars as you say, or you believe that everyone made houses and buildings of dirt and small bits of wood,
doesn't mean they were not cultivated to sell on to people/businesses needing to make ships and construct buildings, or construct furniture.
I've also just shown it occurs in other places other than this Forest you speak of. I would also hazard a guess that after a bit of research you will
find there is likely quite a lot of Forests across Europe with batches of trees like this.
I have to say that i love stories such as these, and can quite honestly get lost in reading about such things, but often there are logical
explanations for some of the tales that are born from places such as this.