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By Pete Moore On April 21st, 2019

I learned to look up when I lived in Rome. We tend to look ahead or down, but many of the most fascinating architectural details are placed above us. Looking up is like revealing another dimension. I’ll have to start doing that in forests too, which I love to be in –

I learn from the comments that this is crown shyness: “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. The phenomenon is most prevalent among trees of the same species, but also occurs between trees of different species. There exist many hypotheses as to why crown shyness is an adaptive behavior, and research suggests that it might inhibit spread of leaf-eating insect larvae.”

5 Responses to “MIND THE GAP”

  1. Ahh those that have forgotten…. we are not the only dwellers of this earth. They Fey, Ents and the spirits of the forest themselves, so filled with abundant life that the forest’s themselves are alive their voices felled silent by axe and flame.

    ah to many have forgotten we are but one of many and the shortest lived.

  2. ot

    this is hysterical


  3. Phantom, Mahons, NYr…. anyone near NYC

    This would be an art show worth checking out.


  4. thank you.

  5. UN says mankind is the problem…. gee I wonder what their solution is