Environment Planet Earth 14 Strange and Fabulous Trees (Slideshow) By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Environment Weather Outdoors Conservation Photo via vivsirena We've all walked past one - a tree that makes us stop and go "WTF?!" Trees can be really weird and completely amazing. Check out this slideshow celebrating trees in all their odd and freakish glory. After all, this is why we hug them.