How trees reduce summer heat?
Trees perform major climate functions that can abate (summer) heat.
Here’s a look at how beneficial trees are in our lives:
- Trees absorb sunlight – The light from the sun which heats the earth’s surface is absorbed by the trees’ dark green leaves.
- Trees cool the air – Absorption of carbon from the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis creates a cooling effect, while also releasing oxygen into the air.
- Trees undergo evapotranspiration that leads to cooling – Trees get water from the soil that evaporates into the atmosphere and creates low clouds reflecting the sun’s rays.
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