Stunning Examples Of “Crown Shyness”, A Phenomenon Where Trees Avoid Touching

source Did you know that some trees avoid each other like germaphobes? This peculiar phenomenon is known as “crown shyness” and it naturally occurs in some tree species (including, but not limited to eucalyptus and Sitka spruce), resulting in rupture-like patterns in the forest canopy. “Crown shyness” was first documented in the 1920s, and no one is certain why some trees exhibit it.