Crooked Forest in Poland – not far from the village of Gryfino

Nature is a truly inexhaustible source of amazing, beautiful, unusual and inspiring…

Crooked forest in Poland — near the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest in Poland

Small handiworks of man are able to compare with the diversity and perfection of forms created and continue to be created by nature. In their arrogance, people often forget about this, but nature again and again reminds us of its power. Sometimes powerful and destructive, sometimes quiet and bizarre.

Crooked forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino

Crooked Forest. Photo 1

For example, not far from the village of Gryfino in Poland, there is an absolutely amazing place – a real natural mystery. Here, on the territory of 1.7 hectares, there is a pine forest, notable for the unusual curved shape of pine trees, for which the forest was nicknamed the Crooked Forest.

Crooked forest in Poland — near the village of Gryfino

Crooked Forest in Poland on the map

Crooked forest in Poland — near the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest in Poland. Photo 10

Crooked forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest in Poland. Photo 9

This forest was planted somewhere in the 30s of the XX century, then the place was under German occupation for a long time, after the war all the settlements in the district were almost completely destroyed, and only with the construction of a new power plant nearby people returned here again. But no one could remember and find out, and there was no documentary evidence of why about four hundred trees in the local pine forest have such an unusual shape.

Crooked forest in Poland — near the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest in Poland. Photo 8

Curve forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino

Crooked Forest in Poland. Photo 7

These trees, at a height of about 20 cm from the ground, seem to break sharply, dive to the ground and, wriggling in an arc, again rush to the sky. All bends face due north. Some trees form amazing arcs and rings.

Crooked forest in Poland — near the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest in Poland. Photo 6

Crooked forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest in Poland. Photo 5

Ordinary inhabitants, tourists, breeders, scientists, local residents, etc. are lost in conjecture about what caused this phenomenon. There are many theories, but they all claim that the Crooked Forest is the work of man. No one can believe that  for some “natural” reason, several hundred trees could grow in such an “irregular” shape at the same time.

Crooked forest in Poland — near the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest in Poland. Photo 4 forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino” />

Crooked forest in Poland. Photo 3

It is said that perhaps before the war they tried to organize the production of purposefully curved wood for greater convenience in the manufacture of wooden products, such as furniture or sledges.  Today, the forest has the status of a natural monument, is strictly protected by the state and attracts a large number of tourists.

Crooked forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino

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Crooked Forest in Poland. Photo 1

Personally, it seems to me that one should not discount the natural origin of such a phenomenon. In the end, it is enough to recall the famous crop circles, around which disputes about their origin still do not subside, including a version about the intervention of aliens – that's how it is. But I will probably write about this next time.

Crooked forest in Poland — near the village of Gryfino

Crooked forest, Poland. Photo 1

Curve forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino

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Crooked Forest, Poland. Photo 3

Curve forest in Poland — not far from the village of Gryfino

Crooked Forest, Poland. Photo 4

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