When a tree is growing, and it encounters something that gets in the way of it's growth, it can do three things: stop growing, grow away from it, or grow around it. Is it possible there are items entirely consumed by trees that we don't know about? I would say it is not only possible, but likely. Here are 22 examples of trees simply absorbing obstacles.
A tree growing over a bench.
A tell tale sign you have owned a car too long.
A tree has grown right over two signs.
Here a tree has grown over a water faucet. Still works too.
If it's been that long since you have moved your motorcycle, why not sell it?
A tree growing right over a headstone.
Growing over a rock.
This tree has entirely engulfed a "no trespassing" sign.
Know what happens when you don't take down your Christmas lights on time? You do now.
It looks like it's trying to eat the pipe.
Here it's grown right over a metal tub. The exact tub actually, that I bathed in as a child, growing up in the Appalachians. Not really.
Growing right over a fence.
A tree growing over a palm tree.
A tree growing over a boulder.
A tree growing over a wall.
A tree growing around a bicycle. Story behind the tree found here.
Here is a tree growing around a truck, or the site of a strange accident.
Here is a tree growing around a light that someone had attached to it years earlier.
Here a tree is growing over the skull of a deer.
A tree is growing around a statue of Buddah.
Here a tree has grown over, and outlasted, a fence.
Another tree growing around a fence.
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