Cedar Trees – Fence lines

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.

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