If You Come Across A Bent Tree In The Forest Start Looking Around Immediately
As the blistering summer weather cools, it's only natural that we want to go outside and explore a bit more. But before you strap on your hiking boots and grab the bug spray, there's something you need to know about one of nature's hidden secrets.
It all has to do with bent trees and what they really mean...
According to the national American Forests website, bent trees are a clear Native American trail markers. Indians used to strap the trees down and allow them to grow so the bend became permanent.
The site explains that this method was popular with Native American tribes all across the land and that the form has stuck around years after the trees were bent as saplings:
"Native Americans would bend young trees to create permanent trail markers, designating safe paths through rough country and pointing travelers toward water, food or other important landmarks. Over the years, the trees have grown, keeping their original shape, but with their purpose all but forgotten as modern life sprang up around them."
However, not all bent trees are markers toward a certain direction. There are a few important details that you need to keep an eye out for when trying to decipher the differences.