Thursday, January 13, 2011


An old Bandera (Flag) Tree

Krummholz (German: krumm "crooked, bent, twisted" and holz "wood")
Chances are, anywhere you have strong directional winds you will find trees that have decided to give up trying to grow against the flow.  Because of their tendency for growth on the leeward side only, these trees have been coined Flag or Banner trees. If you think the winds are strong in the "Roaring 40's" latitude... head to Tierra del Fuego and check out the power of the "Furious Fifties"!
Bandera (Flag) Tree and the Beagle Channel

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