This summer, Postmedia’s Tom Spears brings you the often offbeat science behind the season that calls us to go outdoors. It’s all part of a series we call the Science of Summer. Today’s story is on how trees can grow far from where their seeds fall.
If you have a favourite oak tree where you live, thank the local crows, ravens and especially the jays. They likely planted it.
And now a biologist says one great way to restore a forest damaged by cutting is to bring back some of these birds, because they help trees to spread.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/science-of-summer-how-blue-jays-plant-forests