Trees Are Good
Welcome to Trees Are Good! We started this blog in 2014 to chronicle the temperature differences between our 2 pieces of property. It's a very interesting and ongoing log- haha get it? trees, log haha- OK enough of that... of temperatures from our pasture vs. our tree covered yard in Central Florida. We hope you enjoy Trees Are Good!
Trees Are Good - The difference in temperature between our Pasture and Yard that we fondly call the Tunnel of Trees beginning July 29, 2014
It's Hot as Blue Blazes in Central Florida!! ~ Trees Are Good February 25, 2023
Trees Are Good January 21, 2023 Celebrating Arbor Day in Florida
In our tree covered yard though the thermometer reads 65 degrees. It's amazing to me that the trees give us a bit of warmth in the Winter and shade in the Summer. What a cool thing hahaha. We love our trees. Trees Are Good to have!
Trees Are Good - January 7, 2023 1:00 pm and it's a beautiful Central Florida Day!
Trees Are Good - January 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm and it's a beautiful Central Florida Day!
The Pasture Thermometer
We had a 3 night Freeze for Christmas 2022. First time we've had that in over 7 years. We're hoping it kills some of the invasive vegetation that has crept into our yard and many other places like Dora Canal. Now our weather is 50's at night and 70's during the day, very pleasant!
Today, January 7th, 2023 it's blue skies! At 1:00 pm The Pasture thermometer is reading a nice 75 degrees and the Tunnel of Trees thermometer at our Oak and Pine shaded house is reading 69 degrees. We're off to find the Red-cockaded Woodpecker in the Ocala National Forest... Fingers Crossed!!
Update: We found the Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers!! It is so exciting to be able to see an endangered species that looks like it is thriving! We found a pair first, then a family of 4 and another pair. We also had White-eyed Vireos, Palm Warblers and Red-bellied Woodpeckers in the same area. It was a banner birding day!
Thank You to the people that care enough to preserve this Long-needle Pine forest!
Trees Are Good on November 22, 2022
This is another time that our trees have held in the night heat. The thermometer in our yard under the Tunnel of Trees is at 66 degrees while the pasture thermometer is at 62 degrees. Since our last post the St Johns River has been over flood stage twice.
On September 28, 2022 Hurricane Ian hit FL and put a hurting on Sanibel Island along with Ft Myers. It hit landfall there and went our Titusville but gave us a huge wind storm and about 6" of rain. Sanibel is wiped clean of homes but the Lighthouse survived. Hopefully that whole area including their trees will recover soon.
November 10, 2022 Hurricane Nicole hit Hutchinson Island just South of Vero Beach, went up to the Big Bend, hooked a right and went to Jacksonville and up through coastal GA. We had fewer smalls on the ground and it brought us about 3.5" of rain. The people in Sanford, Deland and Astor along the St Johns River are flooded again. Scary flooded!!
Fun Fact: Hurricanes Charlie and Jeanne hit 43 days apart in 2004.
18 years later Hurricanes Ian and Nicole took almost the same paths as Charlie and Jeanne and were also 43 days apart.
Florida's trees have taken a beating in the past few months but we are #FloridaStrong and we will bounce back!
Trees are Good! First day of Fall in Central Florida 9-22-2022
Trees Are a Great Thing! August 3rd, 2022 and the Tree Trimmers are here...
It's 8:45 am and the Tunnel of Trees is warm this morning at 82 degrees. Tom's Tree Service is here to limb up some big and small stuff in the yard. They are good guys and understand our love for our trees. Some of these big limbs are right over the house and making Kenny and I a bit nervous.
Here are some before and after pics - not a true reflection since the after pics were taken at 1:15 pm
Trees Are Good, Shade is where it's at!! June 10th, 2022
Trees are a Great Thing at 12:51 PM on May 20, 2022
We're going to call that 89 degrees - The Pasture is loud and proud at 12:51 PM on Friday May 20th 2022! Welcome to Central Florida and May's humid days...
Celebrating #NationalArborDay Friday April 29, 2022 @ 8:45am Trees Are Good!
Happy Earth Day April 22, 2022 from Trees Are Good! The ongoing log (haha) of temperatures between a Pasture and The Tunnel of Trees in Eustis, FL
The Tunnel of Trees is running about 77 degrees at 10:45 AM this fine Friday on #EarthDay while the pasture is a very close 78 degrees. It's been windy for the past week and the temps have been cool because of that. It's dry though so we're hoping for some rain soon. Spring has sprung and the trees are beautiful shades of green with flowers such as Confederate Jasmine, Blue Flag Iris, Phlox and the Lantana you see behind the pasture thermometer are blooming everywhere! #HappyEarthDay to all!
Trees are Good on Friday March 25th, 2022
Pic from the Tunnel of Trees at 77 degrees
Pic from the Pasture at 80 degrees
It's March 3rd, 2022 and we are looking forward to celebrating #NationalArborDay in April! Trees R Good!
It's a beautiful sunny March day and at 12:15pm in the Tunnel of Trees at our home near Orlando, FL the thermometer reads 88 degrees!
It's not been over 68 degrees in 5 days but today January 28th, 2022 it's a beautiful 72! Trees are good!
It's #ArborDay! in Florida and Trees Are a Great Thing! January 21, 2022 at 2:50 PM
This first picture is of a thermometer at 75 degrees in our yard which we call the
Tunnel of Trees!
The pic below was taken at the same time of day 2:50 pm but from our pasture which is a wide open area. They are running about the same today in celebration of #ArborDay 2022!