Sunday, April 19, 2009

Strong winds? Two trunks are better than one

Strong winds? Two trunks are better than one
This pair of trees at Jurong Park have engaged in a 'marriage of necessity', intertwining their trunks, all the better to withstand strong winds.

Here's what the amused STOMPer had to say of his find:

"These were two separate trees growing side by side and they were originally quite happy with their individual lives.

"As this area was prone to strong winds the two trees decided to get "married" and the trunks became intertwined over time.

"Now the two trees can withstand any strong gale as they can support each other. If two heads are better than one, certainly one trunk is better than two."

Strong winds? Two trunks are better than one

I'm no botanist, but I think it's unlikely that the trees are growing together because of strong winds. Does anyone living in the area wish to investigate further and take better photos?

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