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Well, as you describe a tree being fractal...the branches being a small scale of the tree...You do realize that the branches of any tree aren't truly like the whole tree, right? What you just described is exactly what is going on in these lichtenberg figures. Those branches burned in the wood look a lot like branches on a tree..."Lichtenberg figures are now known to be examples of fractals."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichtenberg_figure
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