Q: A lot of times I see cedar trees growing on fences lines. Can you tell me why?
A: Can you say endozoochorous?
Neither can I.
But scientists who CAN pronounce the word know that seeds distributed in the feces of animals are said to be endozoochorous. If a seed clings to feathers or fur as it travels, it is listed as epizoochorously dispersed. So, bottom line, cedar trees are found under fences because birds eat the blue-green cedar berries and drop the seeds wherever they roost.