Crooked Forest

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Crooked Forest, Nowe Czarnowo
Crooked Forest

The Crooked Forest (Polish: Krzywy Las), is a grove of oddly-shaped pine trees located outside Nowe Czarnowo near the town of Gryfino, West Pomerania, Poland.

This grove of 400 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. Each pine tree bends sharply to the North just above ground level, then curves back upright after a sideways excursion of three to nine feet (1–3 m). It is generally believed that some form of human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow this way, but the method and motive are not currently known. It has been speculated that the trees may have been deformed to create naturally curved timber for use in furniture or boat building.[1][2] Others surmise that a snowstorm could have knocked the trees like this, but to date nobody knows what happened to the pine trees.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Cieśliński, Piotr (15 January 2014). "Kto odkryje tajemnicę Krzywego Lasu" (in Polish). Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Klein, Joanna (21 March 2017). "In Poland's Crooked Forest, a Mystery With No Straight Answer". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Quick, Stefania Rousselle, Joanna Klein, Samantha; Jaffe, Logan (31 March 2017). "Puzzle in Poland: Who Bent the Trees?" – via

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Coordinates: 53°12′50″N 14°28′30″E / 53.21389°N 14.47500°E / 53.21389; 14.47500