Well, it is a mystery to me. I’ve seen this in other areas but have no idea why it happens.
As I posted a while back, trees get themselves into all sorts of interesting shapes. Along the same path I was exploring in Seeing it a little differently is this cedar that for some reason has grown in a circle. With the large rock there it seems unlikely that there had been another tree which has died and rotted away. This was at dusk and I decided to let it go fairly dark to emphasize the shape a bit.
Another view of this interesting tree. Acadia has many cedars that have become misshapen with unusual growth. I am sure there is a scientific reason but I haven’t come across it yet. But it sure does offer some cool shapes to photograph. I am sure my next visit will yield some other way of looking at this.