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Definition of understory

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

An underlying layer of vegetation; specifically the vegetative layer and especially the trees and shrubs between the forest canopy and the ground cover

Definition as written by Terry:

Many deciduous ornamental trees like dogwoods are often referred to as understory trees and will grow best in the high dappled shade provided by taller trees.

Definition as written by Magpye:

The smaller trees that grow below the major forest.

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