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Termed the "Octopus Style" in the West because of its exagerated twists and turns in both trunk and branch often accompanied by contorted, well-exposed root. The overall effect of the style should be to make the tree should look like a scary, monster tree from a fairy tale.
The photo on the left is from a naturally contorted beech in the south west of Scotland.
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