This kind of tilted forest is a common sight in subarctic taiga. What is this phenomenon caused by?

the soil
meteorite
low sun position
the wind
The per­mafrost prevents trees from de­vel­op­ing deep root system. Climate vari­a­tions or forest fires can thaw the upper extents of the per­mafrost, creating a ground slump called thermokarst.

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