23 Most Amazing Trees Growing Despite Obstacles



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The bicycle-eating tree is probably familiar to most residents of Washington, since it's located on Vashon Island, Washington (and won a 1994 contest to select the most unusual places or events in the Washington-Oregon area). It's been featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and has also inspired a children's book by Berkeley Breathed, Red Ranger Came Calling. The bike is now a popular tourist attraction and continues to pique the curiosity of people wondering exactly how it ended up in the center of the trunk while the tree continued its growth upwards. Trees and plants have a flexibility that enables them to wrap around objects and incorporate them into their growth. The true story was finally revealed in this article from the December 30th, 2009 Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomer. The bike dates back to the 1950s and the kid who left it there went on to become a King County Sheriff's deputy


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