10+ Amazing Examples Of “Crown Shyness”, A Phenomenon Where Trees Avoid Touching

The next time you're out walking through the forest, take a moment to look above you and you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

Check out these incredible pictures to see what we mean. The naturally occurring phenomenon is called "crown shyness" because the uppermost branches of certain tree species don't like to touch one another. The intriguing behavior was first observed in the 1920s, and various hypotheses have been presented since then in an attempt to explain it.

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