Where there is will, there’s way – These trees are growing unusually
Nature has funny ways of making things happen in the world where humans are trying, in every possible manner, to destroy it. Building houses, traffic signs, leaving bikes or other inanimate objects, none of these things aren’t an obstacle for a tree to grow. These trees are heroes and inspiration that when there is a will there is a way for succeeding in life – and literally. Take a look at how these trees grew out of the weirdest of conditions and things.
1 The bike in the middle of a tree
For people who live in the American state of Washington, this tree isn’t anything new. It is located on Vashon Island in Washington and was noted in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. There is a story behind this; back in 1950, a kid left his bike next to the tree and went to become a King County Sheriff’s deputy. The boy completely forgot about the bike and during half a century, the tree and the bike started a symbiotic life. Today this place is a tourist attraction.
2 The piano and the tree
This story isn’t like the bike and the tree, but in both cases the trees are growing perfectly well together with these objects. It is believed that the piano was specially cut and placed around the tree. This phenomenon was artificially caused in the backyard of the California State University music department by artist Jeff Mifflin. With time, the tree grew so big it eventually broke the piano.
3 The tree that grows in the middle of a bridge
In northeastern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges grow and even though they seem dangerous, they are quite safe and nature friendly. These bridges that grow in Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. The tree that managed to grow up, till this bridge was first noticed by a tribe that lives in the area. These bridges need at least a decade and a half before they can be used, and it was just enough for the tree to find its path up the bridge.
4 The craziest root
This tree root looks like a net and it is located in Guangzhou, China. The root took the shape of the squares on the pavement and continued spreading around in this perfect shape.
5 Tree that grew in the front steps
This picture was taken before the hurricane Katrina destroyed the house. This place was a bed and breakfast which was attracting their guests with the unusual front steps. Unfortunately, today it doesn’t exist, but this picture is a good memory of it.
6 Tree growing through a chimney of an abandoned factory
This tall miracle exists in Luque, in Asuncion, Paraguay. How the tree found its way is unknown, but when there is a will there is a way and the chimney practically works like it is protecting the tree’s stem.
7 The tree that found its way and grew through a traffic sign
This persistent tree got its way up through this slim traffic sign in Florida. If it grows any bigger it would probably break the metal construction sooner or later.
8 The tree that grows through a balcony
Located in Shanghai, China, this magnificent abode designed by the Archi-Union Architects is special because of the tree that grows through the balcony’s center. This home is called the Tea House, and is made of recycled materials. This is a wonderful and natural decoration.
9 The tree that found its way through an abandoned truck
Apparently in USA, there is at least one county that has this type of natural attraction. In the state of Virginia, there is an abandoned truck that is the “yard” of the tree which found its way to grow right through its back part. It looks fantastic and surreal.