The seemingly random pattern of branches and leaves belie the tree’s innate ability to put a branch or leaf where it will do the most good with the least expenditure of material and energy. It looks random to us because we don’t understand the system, but have you ever seen how trees strengthen themselves against a persistent wind? How the trees communicate the necessity for reinforcement in some places is a mystery to me. But, I don’t need to understand how it’s done to marvel at the results. Mother Nature has her tricks.
Olympus OMD EM1 with 20mm f1.7 lens, processed in Snapseed on my iPad.