Why Do These Trees Refuse to Touch?

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There are a few forests out there where the trees seem to be especially... polite. Can scientists explain why these species give each other space?

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Sources:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237866513_Crown_shyness_in_lodgepole_pine_stands_of_varying_stand_height_density_and_site_index_in_the_upper_foothills_of_Alberta
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112714002667
https://web.archive.org/web/20150925144427/http://www.sfmn.ales.ualberta.ca/en/Publications/~/media/sfmn/Publications/ResearchNotes/Documents/RN_E36_CrownShyness_low.ashx
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350169/
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs186

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