Trees grow tall and strong, and they don’t care what gets in their way. We can’t put signs, sculptures, or other things on them that are as strong as they are. To show you how strong trees are, we found pictures of trees eating everything made by humans that got in their way. The pictures in the gallery below are very powerful.

#1 How?

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#2 Tree Grew Around This Sign, Only Leaving The Word “Help” Visible

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#3 This Sculpture Of Jesus At Abandoned Cemetery In Poland Gets Slowly Absorbed By A Tree

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Even though we like trees a lot, they are in a lot of trouble. A new study was the first of its kind to look at every kind of tree that grows in the United States. It found that 11–16% of them are in danger of going extinct.

Over the past five years, research has been done in all of the lower 48 U.S. states. It was done with the help of many different groups from all over the country and even a few from other countries. The result gave us a better idea of how the local plants are doing right now and a place to start working to protect them. 

#4 Sharing Is Caring

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#4 Nom Nom Nom

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#5 This tree has almost eaten a key after 10 months.

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#6 Old John Deere Parked For The Last Time

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The head of the United States Botanic Garden, Susan Pell, said, “We can’t protect what we don’t know about.” “So, we really need to know what things are at risk as a starting point.”

Scientists looked at the species’ chances of going extinct, patterns of geographic and taxonomic diversity, and the biggest threats they face. Pests and diseases that spread quickly and cause trouble turned out to be the most common threats. 

Pell said, “As the weather gets warmer in the north, we’re seeing that some of these invasive insects can move farther north and attack more trees.”

#7 My Basketball Hoop From The 90s

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#8 During An Engagement Shoot, We Came Across This Truck In A Tree

During An Engagement Shoot, We Came Across This Truck In A Tree

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For example, the Emerald Ash Borer was found for the first time in Michigan.

“When it was first found, people thought that it would never make it to Canada. And now, because of climate change, projections will be more common in both Canada and the United States, “Pell said.”

Some parts of the country are getting drier, wildfires are getting bigger, and storms with more rain are getting stronger because of climate change. Other things that hurt trees are development and farming.

#9 Nothing Can Stop It. Hiking Trail Metal Sign Eaten by Tree

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#10 This Tree Grew Over A Grave Stone And Took The Cross With It

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#11 Tree Grew Into This Rock And Made A Natural Pickaxe

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“We’ve found the species that are in the most danger,” Pell said. “We’re also looking at some of the most impressive habitats in some of these areas, like coastal environments, that are in danger of being built on. We’re also thinking about ways to protect plants, both in terms of the land and in terms of what we can do for species that are really in danger. ” 

They can protect their home, for example. Specialists are also working to put trees that are in danger into places where they can live, such as botanic gardens and arboretums.

#12 Tree Astride A Wall

Tree Astride A Wall

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#13 Motorcycle In Pine. Laconia, NH

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#14 Arms In The Air And Smiling

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#15 Trees Can’t Read

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#16 This tree grew around a face-shaped stone sculpture, making it look like a green man is trapped inside.

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#17 This Tree Devouring The Buddha Statue

This Tree Devouring The Buddha Statue

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#18 This Magic 8 Ball Has Been Here For A Magical 8 Years

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#19 Was Told This Belongs Here. An Oak Tree Growing Around An Electrical Box

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Researchers found that there are 17 species of trees that don’t live in living collections and need a new place to live. 

One of them is the Franklin Tree, which is also called the Franklinia and is native to Georgia.

It was taken from the wild in the 1800s and has never been seen there since. It is now in over 100 living collections, though. When you think about what could happen if we lost threatened trees, this is a good story.

Pell said, “The environment is our way of life.” “Trees are one of the most important organisms for the health of our natural environment here in the United States.”

The pictures show that they really want to live. We just need to help them more than we scare them.

#20 A Victorian-Era Post Box Being Slowly Swallowed By A Tree

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#21 Found A Trail With A Bunch Of These

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#22 Trees Sucking On A Swing In New Jersey

Trees Sucking On A Swing In New Jersey

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#23 I Am A Mailman, I Deliver To This Box Every Day

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#24 The ‘Hungry Tree’, Slowing Devouring A Park Bench In Dublin, Ireland

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#25 This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

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