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Originally Posted by Umbrae
I am not a botanist, however I am told that the birch grows without seeds, spreading new growth from its roots. They all (birch trees in a grove) grow to the same height (for if one birch grows taller than those around it, it endangers the grove, as it may be blown over).
I think you are thinking of aspen. An aspen grove is essentially one organism with one large interconnected root system and many trunks. Aspen are interesting in the fall because you can see one grove change color all at once. Very interesting.
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