304 Crown form/morphology

Dictionary: d_crown_form

Crown form is defined as the appearance of the crown. It may be influenced by crown shape and/or by branch habit.

Crown form provides supplementary information about the condition of a tree. In many cases, crown form changes through time. The premature development of such changes often indicates the action of one or more types of stress. However, the separation of stress- and genetically-induced changes is often difficult.

Crown form in Picea spp.:

Crown form in Picea spp.:

11 Comb; 12 Brush; 13 Plate

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