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The 'hungry' trees that can't help swallowing

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:06 PM

Mother nature can be unrelenting at the best of times - and these trees show how hungry she can be.

The perennial woody plants have no mercy for man-made structures as they engulf them into their trunk.

Eating road signs, grave headstones and iron railings they will stop at nothing to slowly swallow their prey.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

well the bad news is trees have developed the talent to eat things and maybe even people well and the good news we could tame these trees and use them for military purposes


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:43 PM

If we all disappeared tomorrow, it wouldn't take mother nature all that long to reclaim the lands we've developed. It's nice to know things carry on.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:07 PM

I always found pictures of trees engulfing things to be bizarre and beautiful at the same time. Nature is a marvelous artist.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:42 PM

Thanks for sharing, you don't often get to see something that.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:55 PM

rest assured that if I chained my dog to a tree, it would never engulf his barking mouth


*disclaimer - no animals were abused in this post. It is intended as humor*

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:58 PM

I like the tree eating the grave store. That looked cool.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

Mother nature is taking her world back.. slowly.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

pretty cool, better watch my trees very closely >.>

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:06 AM

Some of those photos are really good, I particularly like the one with the fence!


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

View Postschizoidwoman, on 05 September 2012 - 09:06 AM, said:

Some of those photos are really good, I particularly like the one with the fence!
My favorite is the one with the tree!

Also, you would have to be pretty slow to get eaten by a tree...

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:33 AM

I've seen trees around here that had grown around something, it is strange to look at.






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