The Twisted Trees of Slope Point

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Slope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The area is frequently knocked with strong and chilling winds from Antarctica. Consequently, trees there grow leaning toward the north. The land around Slope Point is used for sheep farming and it remains uninhabited by humans. The distorted mini-forest was planted to serve as a shelter for the sheep.


8 thoughts on “The Twisted Trees of Slope Point

  1. We get a bit of this in certain parts of southern Australia as well – leaning cypress trees. On the Mornington Peninsula, there are many wind-breaking hedges (and fun mazes) fashioned out of cypress trees, because they are so resilient against the winds

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