Nature is always concerned about the next generation. From a simple one cell organism to the largest of the whales, offspring is front and center.

It’s not a surprise then that trees put a lot of energy into seed. Some like to scatter them with the wind. Others hide the side in thick, hard shells for animals to carry off. Still others use a combination.

Open, brown cones from 2019 share a branch with developing 2020 crop.

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