So we know there are a thousand types of trees with different shapes.
We have Columnar shaped trees:
Pyramidal or Conical shaped trees:
Weeping shaped trees:
And we also have Round, Vased, Open-Shaped, and Umbrella shaped trees. So im not really into botany so forgive me if I butchered some phrases. But I got into a conversation about evolution at school and we switched the conversation to plants this time.
We got into the photosynthesizing cycles of leaves, Like of course we know green is the leftover color from the light spectrum, Orange and yellow colors means the plant is utilizing Carotenoids as it ages, And Anthocyanins for pink to red leaves to protect it from intense sunlight.
But we got into the topic of the different tree shapes. Since plants are living things and goes through the same process of natural selection, Is there any evolutionary reasons for their different shapes? What made some trees that way and how do they fare differently from one another?