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I guess whoever parked this wagon here forgot to come back.

 

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That, my friend, is a genuine antique manure spreader. If you've never run one take my word for it.It's a crappy job!

 

You're supposed to pull it not push it.. lot less crappy. :D

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I guess whoever parked this wagon here forgot to come back.

 

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That's funny, I just happened to do that same cache today!

 

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This cedar tree was munching on a golf ball... til a chain saw stopped the assault...

 

That's a lot of work to retrieve a golf ball.

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This cedar tree was munching on a golf ball... til a chain saw stopped the assault...

 

That's a lot of work to retrieve a golf ball.

Particularly considering that it'll most likely end up in a cache anyway.

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This one is hard to see, but buried deep in the center of this tree is a fence post.

 

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There was an opossum near the cache. I'd post the pic, but that is a different thread.

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This cedar tree was munching on a golf ball... til a chain saw stopped the assault...

 

That's a lot of work to retrieve a golf ball.

 

I'd have taken the Mulligan.

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Cool!!! Did it actually take the top off of the matchsafe? That's what it looks like. All that in 4 years.

 

Its ironic that you brought this thread back today. While I didn't grab any pictures, I went back to a park today where I had cached about 3 years ago, and was near a huge oak that has a three-inch wire cable running through it. I was only a couple hundred feet from the tree today... wish now that I had gone over and snapped a few.

 

And if it got the top off of it, did it sign the log????

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I guess whoever parked this wagon here forgot to come back.

 

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That, my friend, is a genuine antique manure spreader. If you've never run one take my word for it.It's a crappy job!

 

You're supposed to pull it not push it.. lot less crappy. :)

 

 

Looks like that tree is trying to push it.

 

Don't you wonder if it continues pushing at night when no one is watching?

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I am late to this thread I'm afraid (having found it from the Firetacks thread elsewhere) but I hope you all don't mind. I just had to share this particular "hungry tree"! It's located in the old churchyard at St Pancras in London, UK, and the tree is slowly eating up old gravestones that were stacked around it after they were moved to create the nearby railway in Victorian times.

 

The tree is known as "The Hardy Tree" because Thomas Hardy (writer of Tess of the d'Urbervilles etc) did some of the work in moving the gravestones, long before he became famous for writing. Although I live in London, I only found out about this because one of the first geocaches I ever did was located there and it remains one of my favourite ever finds :(

 

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(image by Jacqueline Banerjee at Victorianweb, used with permission)

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This one isn't as dramatic as some of the others in this thread, but I found a hungry tree the other day:

 

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There must've been a fence at some time. The tree picked up the top metal pole of it and devoured it, then continued growing upwards, too, so there's a metal pole embedded in a tree, sticking out in the air way above your head. Very cool!

 

(Neat cache, too, Lost Communities.)

 

--Q

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Edited...can't get pic to work...

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And, while this tree does not appear to have eaten anything, the cache is not appropriate for the location.

 

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(This is a fake junction box cover)

 

Maybe it's just me, but if I found this cache I'd probably have laughed my butt off and marked it as a favorite! Now a whole park of them would be different, but every now and then the unexpected can be good.

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I hid a micro in this amazing willow oak tree back in '05. I was alone with no measuring device, but it took 4 hugs to get around the tree, so I estimate the circumference at 18-20'.

 

A few months ago logs mentioned that the cache was getting stuck in its nook. I finally replaced it this week and it took almost ten minutes of gentle persistant wiggling and tugging with pliers to remove the old matchstick case.

 

The tree:

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The old cache:

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That's the closest you will ever get to having a muggle proof cache! :laughing:

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This is actually a cache location at Richard B Russel State Park. I thought it was cool that the tree was picking up the paint off the sign.148112_907959320207_12624558_47558064_7785789_n.jpg

 

 

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This is actually a cache location at Richard B Russel State Park. I thought it was cool that the tree was picking up the paint off the sign.

 

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Wow! You bet it is!! I have never seen anything quite like that!!

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I should go back and take pictures of the tree I saw today that ate a fence. Looked like it probably started about 20 years ago, seriously imbedded in the tree.

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awesome pictures. There is a mystery cache in Oregon which had an ALR which asked what the tree eat, it was a bike. Cant show a picture, unless that bike one earlier is the same.

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Not really related, but interesting - tree with a penis! http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z177/Mi...61PenisTree.jpg

 

You call that a penis tree? Here's a penis tree... :)

 

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Interesting story (to some):

 

I grabbed this pic because I thought it was funny and submitted it to Weird NJ Magazine. It had the appendage and was "eating" a rock behind it. It was published and a few months later I was contacted by someone in the Lenepe Indian Tribe, and it was confirmed that this tree was a lost Marker Tree and is several hundred years old.

 

Back in the day, the Lenepe Indians tied down trees on thier path to point to thinks like lakes and crops, etc. The tree would grow in a bend like that and after a year or so, the tree was untied.

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Not really related, but interesting - tree with a penis! http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z177/Mi...61PenisTree.jpg

 

You call that a penis tree? Here's a penis tree... :)

 

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Interesting story (to some):

 

I grabbed this pic because I thought it was funny and submitted it to Weird NJ Magazine. It had the appendage and was "eating" a rock behind it. It was published and a few months later I was contacted by someone in the Lenepe Indian Tribe, and it was confirmed that this tree was a lost Marker Tree and is several hundred years old.

 

Back in the day, the Lenepe Indians tied down trees on thier path to point to thinks like lakes and crops, etc. The tree would grow in a bend like that and after a year or so, the tree was untied.

I am more interested in knowing if anyone else sees Jabba the Hut in that rock to the right. Maybe it's just me.

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I am more interested in knowing if anyone else sees Jabba the Hut in that rock to the right. Maybe it's just me.

Yeah, just you.

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Bring me Solo and the wookie! They will pay for this outrage!

 

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Here's a hungry tree we saw in the woods up above Bergen, Norway, while hunting caches around Skomakerdiket (Cobbler's Pond). As I understand it, this particular tree was force-fed by an artist, though it seems to be enjoying its new dietary options.

 

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Not so much an omnivorous tree, but a vengeful one, clubbing an old logging truck.

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This tree is close to one of my caches. I'm not really sure what exactly the thing in the middle is. It almost looks like a foil pie container.

 

I'll snap a more clear photo myself next time I get out there.

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Here is a tree that seems to have eaten itself in Pennsylvania.

 

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(Turn your head sideways ... I can't figure out how to rotate the photo)

 

And, while this tree does not appear to have eaten anything, the cache is not appropriate for the location.

 

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(This is a fake junction box cover)

 

where is this tree located? I really wanna see this up close..

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I must search out my pictures of the 'Anping Treehouse' in Taiwan -- a group of banyan trees have devoured an entire warehouse, complete with some of the tyres that were being stored in there. It is now a tourist attraction (well of course). See pictures online here.

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I once found a cache near a tree that had eaten a shopping cart. The cart had since been cut away, but you could still see metal bars of the shopping cart sticking out from the truck. WEIRD.

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I have found two nice omnivorous trees.

 

First a tree eating a yellow HIDDEN DRIVE sign along Concord Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The town took it easy and planted a new sign some feet away.

 

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Second a tree chewing on a rusty NO VEHICLES sign in the middle of the woods and on top of Pool Hill in Rockport, Massachusetts.

 

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I think this pipe once supported the sapling.

 

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This is actually a cache location at Richard B Russel State Park. I thought it was cool that the tree was picking up the paint off the sign.

 

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Wow! You bet it is!! I have never seen anything quite like that!!

 

Haha, that must be some sort of super slow eco-copier ... ;) Amazing!

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Found a cool piece of history at a local cache. It has trees eating steel and concrete. It is a small tree breaking through an old foundation. Neat cache, with nomnomnom trees!

 

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This one is pretty cool!

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This cache is placed in a small roadside park. This park is noted for a unique farm implement that was left sitting in the field many years ago. The story goes that the implement was leaned against a small sapling when a young farmer went off to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Killed in the war, he never returned and the sapling grew into the mighty oak that still surrounds the metal parts of the implement. Check it out at these coords. N41.34.414 and W94.53.807. Enjoy this little bit of history.

The cache is a camoed L&L. There are also some leaflets in the cache with pictures and info about the landmark, feel free to take one.

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