Today, we are examining one of the miraculous events that nature, which has a flawless way of functioning, offers us: ‘crown shyness’, also known as ‘crown shyness’. Even if you have never heard of this natural phenomenon before, we are sure that you have witnessed one of the incredibly beautiful landscapes it creates. Now we dig a little deeper and ask to discover the answers together: What is crown shyness and how does it occur?
Crown shyness is a phenomenon where the crowns of trees don’t touch each other, resulting in a forest canopy with distinct gaps. The exact reason for this occurrence is not fully understood by scientists. – One theory suggests that tall, slender trees exhibit this behavior to prevent damage during strong winds. – Another theory posits that it helps in preventing the spread of certain insects known as insect miners.
Imagine, you are traveling on a bus. It’s so crowded inside, you can barely hold on, you’re having trouble breathing. What does this feel like? Cramped, right? Disturbed, restless, constricted… When it comes to trees and forests, most of the time there is no need to even mention this feeling. All trees are comfortable, all trees are in their own private space. The reason is crown shyness.
Of course, in order to understand this natural phenomenon, we first need to talk a little about trees and ways of life about which we have very little information. It may be hard for some of us to believe, but it is a fact supported by scientific research that trees can feel pain and have memories. Trees are social creatures in many ways. One of the ways they express their respect and kindness for each other is through crown shyness.
Crown shyness; It is used to prevent the top branches of some tall plant species, such as eucalyptus, spruce, Japanese black pine, lodgepole pine, black mangrove, black apapac, from touching each other. This natural phenomenon, which is known to have been observed for the first time in the 1920s and can be interpreted as trees’ respect for each other’s personal space, is attributed to three main possible reasons when approached scientifically.
The first of these is to prevent the top branches from hitting each other and therefore breaking in windy weather. Another is to facilitate access to the sun. When the branches of trees overlap, they create shadows, which negatively affects their contact with sunlight. If you ask why this is important, trees need high levels of light to perform photosynthesis. Finally, scientific research suggests preventing insect transmission between trees as one possible cause of crown shyness. Because when there is a certain distance between trees, it becomes difficult for insects that may harm trees to move to adjacent trees.
Based on all the possible reasons mentioned above, we interpret this behavior of the trees as an example of living together at all times and in great harmony. We hope that this miracle that nature offers us and the message it brings with it will one day become a part of our daily relationships. In unity, but without interference. By sharing but without crossing borders. “Living is alone and free like a tree; “And brotherly like a forest,” said Nazım Hikmet, and that’s exactly it.
If you lift your head to the sky while walking in a forest area, you can see this phenomenon closely and witness the miracles of nature. We especially appeal to those who learned about crown shyness with this article. Don’t you think it’s time to spend more time in nature? Who knows what miracles will await you every time…