A tree in Kåge was voted Västerbotten's craziest tree in a social media poll, Norran English reported in mid-October. The winning birch tree is located outside Kåge health center and was photographed by Angelika Andersson.
– The tree has a funny-shaped knot that the photographer thought looked like a bear, and I'm sure many people have done double takes when they passed it, says Karin Fällman Lillqvist, sustainability manager at Skogssällskapet, in a press release.
Following Norran's article, readers shared their own pictures of strange trees.
This pine tree can be found in Hedensbyn, as discovered by Kristina Odström.
– The bear in the tree outside Kåge HC is fantastic. It's fun when nature plays little tricks on our imagination. Last summer I found a fire-breathing dragon in the woods above Risbergsgatan in Hedensbyn. Maybe it's Katla, who has escaped from the fairy tales, she said.
Another tree has also been submitted, located in Kågemarken.
– This ball tree is in Kågemarken and is very special. It's called a witch's broom and doesn't seem to be very common, says Eva Moritz.
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