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, West Pomerania, Poland.

This grove of approximately 400 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. 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] Others surmise that a snowstorm could have knocked the trees like this, but to date nobody knows what really happened to these pine trees.


  1. ^ Cieśliński, Piotr (15 January 2014). "Kto odkryje tajemnicę Krzywego Lasu" (in Polish). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 

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