Crooked Trees

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Sign at the site of the Crooked Trees
Twisted aspen tree

The Crooked Trees, Crooked Bush, or Twisted Trees are a grove of deformed aspen trees found in Saskatchewan, Canada. They are found approximately twenty kilometers north-north-west of the town of Hafford, Saskatchewan and just over five kilometers south-west of Alticane.[1]

The trees, prominent in Saskatchewan folklore, are dramatically different from the un-twisted aspens just across the road. Explanations have been offered which include various paranormal factors. However, cuttings from these trees, propagated in Manitoba, exhibit the same pattern of twisted growth, suggesting that the cause is rooted in genetics, possibly the result of a mutation.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Printable Saskatchewan Maps" (PDF). Prairies North. September House Publishing. 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Community Profiles - Hafford". SaskBiz. Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ Remphrey, Bill (2008-05-17). "Crooked Aspen". University of Manitoba - Extended Education Division. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 

Coordinates: 52°46′59″N 107°32′19″W / 52.783178°N 107.538533°W / 52.783178; -107.538533