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8 of the creepiest trees on Earth

By: Katherine Butler on July 16, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
Gnarly tree roots in a foggy swamp

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Imagination run wild

Trees can be described as “regal” or “majestic.” But they can also be some of the spookiest vegetation on the planet. Who hasn’t stared at a gnarled oak outside the bedroom window in a dark nights and wondered if it was going to bust through? (See 1980s horror classic “Poltergeist.”) In honor of all the trees out there, take a look at some of the creepiest and coolest plants destined to scare your pants off — or crash through your bedroom window. (Text: Katherine Butler)