When we think of branching we usually think of the forking pattern which is built on a series of three-way joints like a tree. Most large trees use this pattern. Branching patterns start from a single point and grow outward in many directions.

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Branches are seen in rivers and trees, bringing sap to leaves and water to seas. They start their trips at single points, then split and fork from repeating joint.
Objects Illustrating Branching Patterns: Lightning, Trees, Arts and Crafts, Reindeer Antlers
Branching Patterns
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