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    I live near a long gully with a lot of trees at the bottom. The interesting fact - there are practically no trees here with a "normal" form. All those trees are very crooked and look fancy.

    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/48786525
    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/48786522
    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/48786517

    Why is it so? The trees from the neighbor forest are "normal".
    Is it some special terminology for these forms of tree crowns?


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    Such questions cannot be answered without more information.
    Like what is the soil type? How dry is the environment? What is the species of those trees? How much wind? etc.


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    The first two just looked like damaged trees from a storm.

    It looks like it might be some kind of Beech tree, but I'm not good at identifying trees, especially in winter without leaves.
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    1. Like what is the soil type?

    Don't know exactly. Looks like usual forest grey soil.

    2. How dry is the environment?

    Very wet - several streams flow there.

    3. What is the species of those trees?

    Mostly Tilias (lime/linden), willows and hornbeams.

    4. How much wind?

    Seems not that strong - they are protected by the gully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    The first two just looked like damaged trees from a storm.

    It looks like it might be some kind of Beech tree.
    No, beeches have fairly smooth bark. We have beeches in other forest nearby.
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