Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Crown Shyness: A Peculiar Natural Phenomenon

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Crown shyness is a phenomenon observed in some tree species, in which the crowns of fully stocked trees do not touch each other, forming a canopy with channel-like gaps.

It is also known as canopy disengagement, canopy shyness, or intercrown spacing. The phenomenon is most prevalent among trees of same species, but also occurs between trees of different species.

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