Meaning of overstorey in English:

overstorey

Pronunciation

nounoverstoreys

Ecology
  • The uppermost canopy level of a forest, formed by the tallest trees.

    ‘It was comparable to the other two sites in the composition and structure of both the overstorey vegetation and small mammal communities.’
    • ‘They morphotyped fine root tips and demonstrated that around 38% of the variation in EcM diversity was attributable to overstorey plant diversity.’