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WINDSWEPT TREES OF THE WORLD

 
Windswept tree - Tronsen Ridge. Chelan County. Washington., United States
WINDSWEPT TREE
Tronsen Ridge. Chelan County. Washington., United States
Windswept tree - Haväng, Baltic Sea, Sweden
WINDSWEPT TREE
Haväng, Baltic Sea, Sweden
Windswept tree - Donegal, Ireland
WINDSWEPT TREE
Donegal, Ireland
Windswept tree - Crummack Dale, United Kingdom
WINDSWEPT TREE
Crummack Dale, United Kingdom
Windswept tree - Jebel  Ghaweel, Arabia
WINDSWEPT TREE
Jebel Ghaweel, Arabia
Windswept tree - Glencoe, Scotland
WINDSWEPT TREE
Glencoe, Scotland
Windswept tree - Goathland, United Kingdom
WINDSWEPT TREE
Goathland, United Kingdom
Windswept tree - East Skåne, Sweden
WINDSWEPT TREE
East Skåne, Sweden
Windswept tree - Wasset Fell, United Kingdom
WINDSWEPT TREE
Wasset Fell, United Kingdom
Windswept tree - Grand Canyon, USA
WINDSWEPT TREE
Grand Canyon, USA
Windswept tree - Robin Hoods Bay, United Kingdom
WINDSWEPT TREE
Robin Hoods Bay, United Kingdom
Windswept tree - Dungeness Peninsula, United Kingdom
WINDSWEPT TREE
Dungeness Peninsula, United Kingdom
Windswept tree - Skåne, Sweden
WINDSWEPT TREE
Skåne, Sweden
 

SHARE YOUR WINDSWEPT TREE


We are certain that there are windswept trees in almost every corner of our beautiful planet - perhaps you know of one?

On this site - Windswept Trees of the World - you are invited to share your proud and windswept tree with a wider audience. If you have a photograph that you have taken that we may be interested in, you can send it to the IK Foundation website using the form below.

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The IK Foundation will publish what we believe are the best contributions, so that all our readers can enjoy the lonely windswept trees of the world. This is not a competition and we offer no compensation for your picture other than the exciting and beautiful experience of seeing windswept trees of the world! IK retains the right to edit your text. Please read our Legal Issues for the full terms of our and your rights.

The world looks forward to seeing your tree - Thank you!

A SHORT STORY ABOUT
THE IK FOUNDATION'S
EMBLEM & NAME


A POWERFUL SYMBOL
The IK Foundation's emblem is a stately, windswept pine tree (Pinus sylvestris), a powerful symbol that demonstrates how almost anything can be achieved providing that we maintain high quality in our work and have patience. Within IK it is this collective and long-term thinking that we value most. Whether it is a question of a book or of field work, an exhibition or..., our emblem always crowns our work. The IK Foundation & Company The windswept pine tree has been our banner since IK was formed on the 1st of January 1988. It was designed around a photograph of a lone and windswept pine on the South Baltic coast - the tree has stood there for over 200 years.

By the sea along the same coast one can today find the remains from one of the first pine trees that grew in the area for more than 10,000 years ago - the first trees following the last ice age. The picture shows one of the first photographs (1984).


Baltic Treestump
A rooted pine stump which is still presently submerged at 14 meters below sea level in the Baltic Sea, and remains in the same position where it once grew for more than 10 000 years ago when the coastline and water surface were differently situated than today. Photo: J Lemte | The IK Foundation.


THE NAME
The story behind the acronym "IK" is simple. When IK was founded as an organisation in Scandinavia in 1988 the letter "I" stood for Institute and "K" for Cultural Research (in Scandinavian linguistic usage "Kulturforskning"). Within a few years of its founding, the abbreviation "IK" alone was used, while the organisation came to be called "The IK Foundation" or "The IK Foundation & Company". Thus the letters no longer represent a name but are merely part of the early history of the organisation.
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