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Crown Shyness by Odd Feed

Crown Shyness: The Art of Personal Space in Nature’s Giants

Crown shyness, the tree phenomenon of avoiding crown contact, while scientifically elusive, is an extraordinary spectacle worldwide. Seen in diverse species, from the Malaysian Dryobalanops to the Pacific Northwest’s Sitka spruce, it’s a testament to nature’s balance and our planet’s intricate biodiversity.