Valley Of Square Trees
Valle de Anton, Anton Valley, Panama
Admission: Free

Located behind the Hotel Campestre is a unique place called The Valley of Trees, where trees of the cottonwood family have rectangular trunks.
These rare cottonwood trees have been baffling tourists and scientists, and so far there is no direct explanation of why the tree trunks are square, with hard right angles.

It is believed that this strange anomaly of nature doesn’t occur anywhere else in the world. Experts from the University of Florida took a few tree seedlings to see if they will retain their rectangular shape if planted elsewhere. It turned out that the rectangular shape of trees is directly related to the conditions of the valley – when planted in any other location, the trees would have normal circular trunks.

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Fun Fact:
Besides the trees, you can see rare endangered golden frogs endemic to the area.|

Submitted By:

Giuseppinia Scigliano

Alfred Station, NY

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