The enormous beech, left, resembles the Ents that feature
in the Hollywood blockbuster Lord Of The Rings, left,
that attack Isengard and manage to flood it
These terrifying trees
are unlikely to attract children keen on climbing them.
With its haunting frame
and looming arms, one particular beech looks like it has
just leapt out of a set for the smash-hit movie Lord Of
The spooky specimen, suspected
to be an oak, was spotted by Charlotte Laurie on a quiet
country lane at Boxted, near Colchester, Essex.
Artist Laurie, known as
Busky, spotted the monstrous tree and said it appeared
to be marching across fields to terrorise the roads.
Busky, 84, who lives nearby,
said: It looks like a really grumpy old woman".
Its a wonderful
thing to look at. The head is down and the arms are stretched
out, its a wonderfully old tree.
But Im not
quite as old as the tree!
If the ghost-like shape
of the tree was not spooky enough, Miss Laurie said her
neighbour often spots a small owl on it on her way home
The Hammer Horrors tree,
sits on Sky Hall Hill, Boxted.