Groot isn’t the only unusual tree out there…
The Lord Of The Rings
These ancient beings ( named, in tried and tested Tolkien style, after the Anglo-Saxon word for “giant”) were created by Eru to protect the forests of Middle- earth from the Orcs and the Dwarves. Very deliberate, patient creatures, they’re also incredibly strong – something which certainly came in handy during the assault on Isengard.
Steer well clear of these magical trees! This valauble and violent plant species will attack anything that comes near them by whipping their branches about like tentacles. This makes planting one a very good way to protect, say, the entrance to a super secret passage.
TALKING APPLE TREES
The Wizard Of Oz
Should you ever find yourself over the rainbow and short of sustenance, simply insult an apple tree by claiming that their produce is riddled with worms. One angry bombardment later, you’ll have all the fruit you can eat. And it won’t only be the apples that get bruised.
From Hell It Came
In this amusingly shonky 1957 B- movie, the prince of a Pacific island is executed after being framed for murder – but his vengeful spirit lives on after a particularly weird- looking tree grows from his grave. Cue a splinter- filled slaughter spree by the shambling, sourfaced stump.