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Growing in a small stand of pine on the Finzean Estate in Aberdeenshire, these two remarkable Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) have formed a most unusual natural arch.
Many years ago, a branch from one of the trees naturally grafted itself on to its neighbour, forever joining the two together. The Twin Trees, as they have become known, are an arboricultural curiosity, even featuring in old postcards of the area.
Now about 100 years old, the pair of pines make a distinctive local landmark.
Where to see the Twin Trees:
Next to the B976 on the eastern outskirts of the hamlet of Finzean, Aberdeenshire. The trees are readily visible from the public road.
Image: copyright Archie Miles