They may look like pines and cactus on steroids, but they’re actually cell phone towers disguised as trees.

The ever-increasing cell phone usage requires a huge number of towers, however nobody wants to see them in their stark, skeletal nakedness. Moreover, many residents think that living, working, or going to school near a cell phone tower might increase the risk of cancer or other health problems. That’s why telecommunications companies came up with a clever idea of using camouflaged towers that look like trees, flag poles, water tanks or church towers. [Read more...]

For seven years Robert Voit has traveled around the world photographing these weird trees – including fake pine, palm and, in Arizona, cactus. So take a good look at these photos and make sure you don’t’ try to cut them down one day.

Website: robertvoit.com | Sources: The Guardian, Cancer.org