Trunk Driving: Tree-Colonized Abandoned Vehicles

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Yo dawgs, we heard you like trunks in your truck’s trunk so here’s some funky old cars & trucks with tree trunks growing out of their car & truck trunks! abandoned car tree 2a

Three on the tree? More like tree on the… well, never mind. The ’59 Chevy above would appear to have sat undisturbed for about a half-century, more than enough time for a sapling sprouting from a seed blown in through a broken window to grow into a mature tree. Mind you, such growth was aided and abetted by Mother Nature’s helpfully rusting out the old batwing sedan’s roof and floor. Life, as they say, finds a way!

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If a tree grows through a car in a forest, does anybody hear? The question is moot (or mute, as the case may be) since the processes of vehicular decay and botanical growth take place for the most part in silence. The moldering Roaring Twenties roadster above bears the mark of an Oregon auto scrapyard on its driver’s side door, and we’ll opine (pun intended) it’s been lodged there since the yard’s earliest days. 

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Talk about serendipity… photographer Sara Bowen snapped what might be a long-abandoned ’54 Oldsmobile with something in its “eye” – that’s gotta hurt! Facebook member Lumière de l’Atelier posted her startling image in August of 2014. Somehow the biblical quote “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” seems weirdly appropriate here.