|Another Twisted Tree|
I used to think that the trees were actually turning themselves around as they grew, but in that previous post, I came up with another, more plausible, theory. I believe that a vine had wrapped itself tightly around the trunk, causing an indent to form, as the girth of the trunk expanded over time. Well, the proof is in the picture... as I discovered that very thing happening to another hapless sapling:
|A Choke Hold|
The vine shown here had died and broken off, as you can see at the top of the frame. But the remnant of it remain tightly wrapped around the tree. Most likely, as this tree expands, the dead foliage will be sluffed off, leaving, perhaps, only a slight reminder of it's presence on the trunk.