Rainbow eucalyptus(Eucalyptus deglupta) on Hana, Maui. The rainbow eucalyptus also known as the Mindanao gum or rainbow gum is the only eucalyptus species found in the northern hemisphere. The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones
Photo credit: Chad Podoski
A tiny door in the base of a tree in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. No one at San Francisco’s Parks and Recreation Department knows who is responsible for creating the foot high hand-carved door featuring a whimsical shape and a small round handle and hanging it on hinges at the base of a knotty old tree. Similar doors can be found throughout Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they are called ‘Fairy Doors’ popular among residents going on scavenger hunts.
Photo credit: Erica Reh
Bent and twisted trunk of a cherry blossom tree
Tree spirits Of St. Simons Island, sculpture by Keith Jennings. Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island are eerie faces carved into oak trees by sculptor Keith Jennings. They are meant to represent sailors who drowned on ships made from St. Simons trees. People travel here just to see those things. They’re all over the island. Here is map where you can see each tree spirit site. Via FB
Photo credit: J. Ashwell Photography
Bicycle being reclaimed by two trees in a cherry orchard at Görsbach in Thuringia, Germay
Cross section of a rind gall, rotted, hollow alder tree. Rind gall is a defect in timber caused by the growth of annual layers of wood over a bruise or defect in the bark
The coppery-red bark of the Paperbark Cherry Tree(Prunus Serrula), also known as the Tibetan Cherry.
Wang Yue, a senior at Dalian Industry University, uses her paintbrush to turn ugly tree holes into lovely views in Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei Province.
Wang Yue calls the tree-hole paintings “meitu” which means “beautiful journey.” The paintings on the trees have brightened the city during the dull, grey winter.
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The image above shows an entirely natural phenomenon, occurring inside the hollow (rotten) core of a white pine. Whorled branch cores look like spokes inside the trunk of a white pine, top. The cores were resistant to the rot that consumed the center of the tree, which walled off the damage and continued to grow new wood for more than 20 years. Via TYWKIWDBI
Cross-sections of an apricot tree branch revealing an ethereal figure in each slice
Tree that grew around the antlers of a dead buck