We’re used to seeing trees growing at strange angles here in the Cape but these trees are especially odd. At the end of the Alphen Trail is a woody area with pines and among the trees that mostly grow normally are some that seem to have had a bad start in life and never quite came right. I’ve walked there many times but only noticed this very recently. It was getting dark so the photos aren’t quite award winning but you get the picture anyway.
The only explanation I can think of is that at some point these trees were overcrowded by others which are now gone.