07/05/2012 10:16 am ET

5 Curiously Strange And Weirdly Awesome Trees

It might be said that trees are only fascinating to fruits and nuts. But these five species are bound to change your mind. Not only is each of them uniquely and beautifully shaped; some have such strange characteristics that they seem to belong to the realm of fantasy rather than real life. Who was it who said that truth is stranger than fiction?

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