A REAL Mystery

The proof is in the picture.

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My daughter found this tree while hiking at a popular spot in the Shawnee National Forest.  She did a double take, took these 2 pictures and questioned “how.”

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The tree growing from the ground is an oak. The tree growing out the side of the oak is a maple.

I’d be glad to hear from anyone who has an idea as to how this happened.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. possibly the oak lost a branch leaving a hole, a maple seed made itself at home and decided to stay.

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  2. Trees will grow around just about anything but I’ve never seen this.

    Reply

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