From time to time I find tree arches that do not make any sense. There will be no limbs or other trees in the area to bend the tree over. Many times the tree is healthy, the weather stable, and it happens during the summer so snow or other factors can not bend the tree. In many instances the tree is wedged or "tied" down buy wrapping the end in other limbs. In some cases the bend is beside another tree and inserted between the limbs of this tree.
Recently I found this still alive tree arch that was bent between the limbs of another tree. So there are unbroken limbs above and below the arch. No dead fall on the ground around the tree....
Are these trail markers? Territorial markers? In 2011 I had an odd occurrence with tree arches. I take a same path into the feeding station each trip. The path is not on a "normal" trail, I literally just take off up the hill following the same route each time. With no extreme weather of other natural causes I find several trees, alive, healthy, with leaf growth bent over into an arch along the exact path way I take into the feeding station. Coincidence or happen stance? Or did the Bigfoot mark my route?
Other researchers have documented similar findings. The tree arches yet another piece to the Bigfoot mystery.