“Torqueo” is the Latin root for “twisting” but also for “torture” and “torment”. This piece is the result of an infestation of a common soil fungus known as “Amillaria mellea”. Global warming is allowing this white fungus to become more aggressive, rotting out the interior of living trees. These apparently healthy trees will suddenly fall in a windstorm, their trunks breaking like twigs, often twisting apart as they come down.

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