The Octopus Tree of Oregon

(Photo: The Turducken)

You may try to find an endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus in this tree, but I doubt that you’ll be successful. The Octopus Tree is a Sitka spruce located near the Cape Meares Lighthouse on the northwestern coast of Oregon. With a base about 50 feet across and branches that grow straight up about 100 feet, it looks like a huge upside down octopus. Hard coastal winds probably account for its shape.

Some historians claim that the tree was a gathering place for Native Americans of the Tillamook nation. The tree itself was used for funeral rites as participants arranged the property of the deceased on the branches.

-via Amusing Planet

Newest 1
Newest 1 Comment

Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"The Octopus Tree of Oregon"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More