An interesting natural phenomenon – Crown Shyness


The “crown shyness” is a natural phenomenon that the uppermost branches of some tree species avoid to touch one another in a forest canopy. The academia has put forth a variety of hypotheses to explain why, it may be that trees are attempting to protect themselves from rubbing against one another’s branches in the wind, or optimizing light exposure for photosynthesis, or as an isolation method for the spread of harmful insects. Source: 1 2

 

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