However, I'm not interested in these two locations in particular, just in this specific tree shape. Ideally, I'd like to find one near where I live (Rheinland / Alsace). Can anyone point me to similar locations nearby?
There seem to be different theories regarding how such forests appeared, including heavy wind / snow, WWII tanks, and trees being specially grown for particular woodwork. Does anyone know which one it is? It would certainly help me in finding one, e.g. if snow is responsible then it makes no sense to look for one in places where there's no snow.