The Kissing Maple Trees, in Our Woods

@kobesbuddy (43449)
East Tawas, Michigan
May 18, 2018 12:27pm CST
As a child growing up, these woods behind our home were my favorite stomping grounds. And no, this property did not belong to my family, at any time. I was trespassing, but what kid considers private property as off limits? It was a part of 'National Forest' so it was 'mine', in a sense of the word. Anyway, I spotted these two trees many years ago, entwined around each another. Both trees have a knot in the exact same place, where they are connected. Us kids named them the 'kissing trees', because they appear to be enjoined together, by two pairs of lips! As these two trees have grow older, it's not quite as obvious
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@rebelann (39548)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May
So it isn't normal for trees to do that sometimes? Living in a desert didn't give me a chance to get to know what a forest is like.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
The trees normally grow separately. In this instance, those two trees grew so close together, they entwined with each other. No, this is out of the ordinary.
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@rebelann (39548)
• El Paso, Texas
18 May
Thanks for explaining that @kobesbuddy
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
@rebelann You are very welcome:)
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@caopaopao (6594)
• China
18 May
I like the name. They're like a couple.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
I'm not sure why this happened, in the first place.
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@caopaopao (6594)
• China
18 May
@kobesbuddy This is the art of nature.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
@caopaopao Yes, only God can make a tree grow:)
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@TRBRocks420 (75339)
• Banks, Oregon
19 May
Always liked maple trees.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 May
My father use to tap maple trees on our property, to make maple syrup!
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@TRBRocks420 (75339)
• Banks, Oregon
19 May
@kobesbuddy They are very good for that.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 May
@TRBRocks420 Yes, we ended up with maple syrup each summer.
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@DianneN (75943)
• United States
18 May
We have a few joined like that, too. One lover broke away in a storm.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
I remember these trees, from years ago. Now, they both look pretty old!
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@JustBhem (31833)
• Davao, Philippines
18 May
It indeed looks like there are kissing.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
I'm not sure how they got twisted around, but this isn't very common:)
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@JustBhem (31833)
• Davao, Philippines
19 May
@kobesbuddy Yes, as I see most of the trees are standing alone.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 May
@JustBhem Only those two trees are wound together, I wonder why!
@Shavkat (59612)
• Philippines
19 May
It is nice to explore this place. I am sure there are some birds tweeting.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 May
I love walking through the woods and hearing many birds around here.
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@Shavkat (59612)
• Philippines
20 May
@kobesbuddy That's an ideal place to be alone and ponder the moment. I hope I can do that again soon.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 May
@Shavkat I use to spend every day in the woods, behind our home. It was where I enjoyed life, to its fullest:)
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• United States
19 May
Nature is awesome.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 May
Yes, it sure is and very unpredictable.
@jstory07 (65914)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 May
Those are nice looking trees.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 May
It's not our property, but we still enjoy this forest.
@Corbin5 (102609)
• United States
18 May
They do look like they are kissing. I like the idea of two trees that are in love.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
As they got older, it's harder to see those two knots on these trees.
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@Icydoll (14323)
• India
18 May
The maple trees look really beautiful my dear friend
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
Thanks, I don't know how they got entwined, around one another.
@JohnRoberts (54056)
• Los Angeles, California
18 May
I guess you can also call them makeout trees.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
Yes, after 75 years, you'd think they'd be all tired out! LOL
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@maximax8 (27943)
• United Kingdom
18 May
The maple trees look really beautiful. Yes, they appear close to each like they are kissing. It is so sweet the children called them kissing trees. In my local woods lately there have been bluebell flowers which look really pretty. I adore coconut palm trees that grow in tropical countries in the world. I have seen them by tropical beaches that delight me with these you see.
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@kobesbuddy (43449)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 May
I love most all trees, but especially the pine, oak, and maple trees in our forest.