Lessons from nature…Cohabitation
In ‘crown shyness,’ some tree species respect those nearby and keep their leaves to themselves.
I could write about trees until I was green in the gills; and I do. And it’s probable that every time I write about them, I slip into anthropomorphising them. Maybe they don’t walk around and fly to the moon, but they are truly remarkable organisms with gifts and talents all their own. They are some of the planet’s most noble workhorses – we’d be nothing without them – and they deserve all the respect they can get.
(Exhibit A: See the related stories below.)
Source: Trees are aware of their neighbors and give them room | TreeHugger