A recent statistical analysis, proposed by Shnapp (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 913, 2021, R2), of Lagrangian velocity measurements in a wind tunnel in the presence of a canopy (a forest or urban morphology), using three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry (Shnapp et al., Sci. Rep., vol. 9, issue 1, 2019, pp. 1–13), is a great read. In this strongly anisotropic situation, despite the additional roughness induced by the canopy, it is shown that fluctuations of Lagrangian velocity increments over small time scales display very similar behaviour as those observed in homogeneous and isotropic turbulent flows. This is all the more true when focussing on the non-Gaussian and intermittent nature of these fluctuations. At much larger time scales, of the order and greater than the characteristic turnover time scale of the flow, anisotropies implied by the presence of the canopy are quantified using averages of the fluctuating kinetic energy conditioned upon the direction of Lagrangian velocity with respect to the mean Eulerian flow. Shnapp (2021) evidences that, indeed, the canopy modifies the velocity along the trajectories at large scales, in particular its variance, but leaves unchanged its local regularity, as it is pinpointed by the power-law exponents of the structure functions.