I came across this curvy pine tree last week while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I'm not sure why this tree grew like it did but I think it looks cool. What I think is cool is that the top section of the pine curved back over directly above where it comes out of the ground. It's like something caused it to grow in the wrong direction and then it corrected itself.
I enjoy hiking the Ouachita National Forest this time of year. I come across lots of strange growing trees. Some of them I wonder how they are surviving. I photographed one with a large hole in its trunk and it seems to be a healthy tree. I will try and post a photo of it at a later date.
The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million wooded and wild acres in central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma.
Curvy Pine Tree - Found while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas.