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Temperature Changes in Woodland

The temperature changes dramatically as I pass from broadleaf to coniferous trees

The trees we walk under have a dramatic effect on the temperature we feel.

I passed from broadleaf trees to conifers and felt the temperature drop like a stone.

The morning sun was just reaching through the canopy of the broadleaf trees because it is early spring and the canopy has not yet filled out. This has heated the ground and this has warmed the air.

Under the dense shade of the yew trees it is still much colder.

As the day progresses, breezes will kick in and this will mix the air, making the differences more subtle by the end of the day. But in mid-morning the effect was dramatic.

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