PHOTOFACT. Second century, scientists are unable to unravel the mysterious phenomenon in the woods

Crown shyness, a phenomenon which is observed in some species of trees when the crown is fully developed trees are not in contact, forming a canopy forest with paths with spaces. This phenomenon is found in camphor trees, eucalyptus and other tropical plants.

Scientists began to discuss this phenomenon in the last century, but to find out the cause cannot still


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There are several versions, for what reasons the crown grows in a characteristic way (control of light, protection from insects, wind). But to a common opinion, the researchers did not come.