1973 Japan Planted an Experimental Forest, Now It Turned Out Like This

1973 Japan Planted an Experimental Forest

Check out this mysterious crop circle-like pattern of trees which was appeared online with many of unusual explanations but, It turns out the mysterious patterns were the results of experimental forestry by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries nearly 50 years ago. The ministry was studying growth and tress spacing and planted this particular crop in 1973.

1973 Japan Planted an Experimental Forest

To get this effect, scientists planted trees in 10 degree radial increases to form 10 concentric circles. The ‘crop circle’ forest can still be seen today and is placed in the Miyazaki Prefecture of southern Japan. In fact, check it out on Google Maps right now!

[via designboom]

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