The Fractal Tree Snippet texture was created by ThreeDee in Filter Forge, a Photoshop plug-in. Your basic fractal branching tree. From this snippet (If you can call it such, for it is The Slowest Snippet in the Universe) it is easier to see how.
Spiral Fantasy ___ by Alfred Laing ___ Fractals are so purty! Here are the winners of the 2007 Second International Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest, which was named after the Father of Fractal Geometry himself