A picture that circulates on social media purporting to show two trees twisted together into a knot shape is frequently received with amusing comments:
This is a genuine shot of a “knot” tree that has been twist. These trees did not, however, naturally develop into this configuration. This sculpture of a living tree was made by Aharon Naveh.
Additionally, it should be noted that although images of these trees have been posted online under names like “pretzel knot trees,” this is not their official description, nor does one of them seem to be the name of the tree sculpture. Teraphorically speaking, this tree’s shape might be best described as a granny knot.
Although we were unable to locate the origins of this specific image, the knot or pretzel trees depicted in it can be found on a farm where living trees are carved at the Kbbutz Revvm in the Negev desert in southern Israel. Naveh began cultivating these tree sculptures in the kbbutz,
an Israeli communal community, in 1985 by “tying, pinning, and pinning, bending and twisting” these trees until they take on the desired shape, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Source: Natural Wonders