Think about the mighty trees in your life. They tower above all the others, with branches stretching out to the sky. These trees are a reminder of how large and powerful nature can be. They are also a source of inspiration, reminding us of what's possible when we put our minds to it.
You've probably heard the saying, "The trees are hungry today." It's typically used to describe how the leaves on trees are so ravenous for the sunlight that they seem to be reaching out and gobbling up anything in their path. But sometimes, people see things in nature that baffle them — like trees seemingly eating objects. Check out these 41 photos of trees chowing down, and prepare to have your mind blown!
01. Tree Grew Around This Sign, Only Leaving The Word “Help” Visible
02. This Tree Grew Around A Stone Sculpture Of A Face, Making It Appear As If There Is A Green Man Trapped Inside
03. Trees Can't Read
4. Nom Nom Nom
5. This Sculpture Of Jesus At Abandoned Cemetery In Poland Gets Slowly Absorbed By A Tree
7. Sharing Is Caring
8. Old John Deere Parked For The Last Time
9. I Am A Mailman, I Deliver To This Box Every Day
10. Arms In The Air And Smiling
11. During An Engagement Shoot, We Came Across This Truck In A Tree
12. After 10 Months This Tree Has Almost Swallowed A Key
13. The 'Hungry Tree', Slowing Devouring A Park Bench In Dublin, Ireland
14. You Would Squint Too If You Had To Gobble Up A Traffic Sign
15. Tree Astride A Wall
16. This Tree Devouring The Buddha Statue
17. Massive Strangler Fig
18. This Forgotten Bike That Grew Into A Tree
19. The Way This Tree Is Stripping The Paint Off This Sign Only To Cover Itself In Paint
20. Trees Sucking On A Swing In New Jersey
21. I Lost These Glasses 10 Years Ago. Apparently, This Young Hackberry Has Taken Over Them
22. This Tree Swallowing A Trespassing Sign
23. This Magic 8 Ball Has Been Here For A Magical 8 Years
24. This Tree That Has Absorbed Its Bench Over The Years
25. I Don’t Know Why They Had To Replace A Perfectly Good Sign
26. This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant
27. A Tree In Front Of My Parent's House Grew Around An Old Hand Grenade
28. Trees Get Hangry Too
29. Was Told This Belongs Here. An Oak Tree Growing Around An Electrical Box
30. A Victorian-Era Post Box Being Slowly Swallowed By A Tree
31. This Tree Grew Over A Grave Stone And Took The Cross With It
32. Tree Grew Into This Rock And Made A Natural Pickaxe
33. My Basketball Hoop From The 90s
34. Found A Trail With A Bunch Of These
35. It Knows No Limits. Tree Consumes Metal Sign On The Hiking Trail
36. Saw This On My Lunch Break Yesterday
37. Found At The Abandoned Detroit Packard Plant, A Tree Consuming A Fire Hydrant
38. Motorcycle In Pine. Laconia, NH
39. Sycamore Tree In France Looks A Bit Menacing After Devouring This No Parking Sign
40. Tree Sucking On The Silhouette Of A Hiker
41. his Tree Has Engulfed A Traffic Sign
Trees are an essential part of the natural world. Not only do they provide us with oxygen to breathe, but they also help to regulate the Earth’s climate, provide homes for animals and plants, and stabilize the soil. In short, trees are vital to the health of our planet. Here are just a few of the many reasons why trees are so important.
Trees Produce Oxygen
One of the most important functions of trees is to produce oxygen. Trees take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen back into it. In one year, an acre of mature trees can sequester up to 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide from the air – that’s the equivalent of taking ten cars off the road!
Trees Help Regulate Climate Change
Trees also play a role in regulating the Earth’s temperature by absorbing solar radiation and releasing water vapor into the atmosphere. This process, known as evapotranspiration, can help cool the air and ground around them, making trees an effective natural air conditioner. A single tree can transpire 40 gallons or more of water per day!
Trees Are Habitats for Animals and Plants
Trees provide homes for numerous animals and plants. Birds build nests in their branches, small mammals use them for shelter, and insects pollinate their flowers and spread their seeds. Some animals even share close relationships with specific types of trees – such as koalas and eucalyptus trees or sloths and fig trees.
Trees Can Help Stabilize Soil Erosion
Another important function of trees is to help stabilize soil erosion. Their roots hold onto the soil while their canopy slows down rainwater as it falls to the ground, helping to prevent floods and landslides. In addition, when trees shed their leaves, they provide a natural mulch that helps to keep moisture in the ground and suppress weed growth.
Trees play a vital role in sustaining life on Earth. Not only do they provide us with essential oxygen and help to regulate climate change, but they also serve as homes for countless animals and plants and help to stabilize soil erosion. We hope this has inspired you to appreciate all that Trees do for us – and maybe even plant a tree yourself!
Although we’ve focused on the awe-inspiring size and might of trees, this post is by no means an exhaustive list. If you have any images or stories about trees that have left a lasting impression, please share them in the comments below. We would love to hear from you. Enjoy these 41 images that will change your thoughts on how mighty trees are. As always, thanks for reading!