Trees Are Good - The difference in temperature between the Pasture and the Tunnel of Trees beginning July 29, 2014
Noticing a difference in temperature between the Pasture and the Tunnel of Trees we put a thermometer in both places to record exactly how different the temperatures are in each... we'll just let the pictures tell the story.
Where we live in Central Florida is a Pine Sandhill we call the Tunnel of Trees. It's loaded with Laurel Oaks, Long Needle Pines and a few Live Oak Trees. We also have the pasture where a few Laurel Oaks, Scrub Live Oaks and Turkey Oaks live.
An intro video to the Tunnel of Trees and The Pasture.
Scroll down to see the pictures of the thermometers.
The Tunnel of Trees
Trees are good!
He who plants a Tree plants a hope. - Lucy Larcom
For 4.5 years we've been logging the temperatures in our pasture versus our tree covered yard. It's been amazing to see the changes in climate and strange happenings of the weather. The story is told by the photos of the 2 thermometers... Trees Are Good!
At 9:00 am today the temperature in our yard was 74 degrees
The temperature in the pasture is almost identical.
Our first cold snap and it was time to visit why Trees are Good.
The Tunnel of Trees is a bit warmer than the Pasture this morning. It's about 48 degrees.
The Pasture is hovering at 40 degrees... Trees are Good!
The Tunnel of Trees is definitely our savior from the Florida heat this morning.
It's only 86 degrees at 9:30 am.
The Pasture is a whopping 101 degrees and it's only 9:30 in the morning!
I believe it's time to go visit the snowcapped mountains of the Wild Wild West!!
86 degrees is the temperature in the Tunnel of Trees this beautiful morning!
93 degrees in the pasture...
Trees are good!
This week we found 2 trees that we've never seen here in our yard. They were planted by Mother Nature. A Cedar Tree and a Magnolia Tree!! We're hoping they take hold and stay :-)!
As a side note - It's been raining off and on (but mostly on) since Mother's Day May 13, 2018. The St Johns River boat ramps are closed from Sanford, FL South to keep the homes on Lake Harney and other areas from flooding. Fingers crossed this levels out soon.
82 degrees was the temp in the Tunnel of Trees
right after a rain storm came through.
Surprisingly it was only 78 degrees in the Pasture.
And the Wekiva River is looking healthy again!! :-)
This is why we totally agree... Trees are Good!
The tunnel of trees today May 25th, 2018 is 88 degrees while the pasture is a whopping 94 degrees. For comfortable Florida living, Trees Are Good!!
And the Lantata is blooming in the pasture :-)
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Spring has sprung and the Tunnel of Trees is filling in fast. Today it was 84 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees!
The Pasture is looking good too with a temp of 85 degrees.
It got down into the mid 30's last night and the Tunnel of Trees held in the heat? 48 degrees at 8:45 am.
The pasture is a bit nippy at 40 degrees. There is an 8 degree difference with the pastre being the cold spot this morning.
Just a side note... While the St Johns River is doing well and back to a normal height the Wekiva River is a completely different story. It's the shallowest we've seen it in 11 years of kayaking there. This is the view from Katie's Landing in Sanford, FL looking South, North and straight across to mud flats. The birds are loving it though!
The SR 429 bridge is being built and pilings driven into the river bed... This will soon be the "Old Bridge."
Trees are Good 8:15 am Saturday March 10, 2018 ... It seems as if the trees are holding in the heat from yesterday and keeping out the cold from last night!
The Tunnel of Trees at 50 degrees is warmer than the pasture that has the sun shining on it!
The Pasture at 48 degrees
It's 90 degrees in February which is supposed to be our coldest month!
This is the thermometer in the tunnel of trees at 90 degrees.
This is the thermometer in the pasture and it too is at 90 degrees.
Ironically the Tunnel of Trees is warmer at 56 degrees than the Pasture at 51 degrees
I would think that with the sun in the pasture it would be warmer than the Tunnel of Trees but the Pasture is at 51 degrees, Tunnel of trees at 56 degrees. So it appears that the Tunnel of Trees helps to hold in the heat on a cold Winter day. Good to know!