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

The Pasture

Trees are good! 
He who plants a Tree plants a hope. - Lucy Larcom

First Pics of 2020! Friday January 17th... Trees Are Good!!

It's 9:45 am and the Tunnel of Trees is a comfortable spot this morning. 

Oddly enough the Pasture is just a few degrees cooler than the Tunnel of Trees :-). Our assumption is that the trees not only cool the yard down on a hot day but keep it warm on a cool day. 
Trees ARE a great thing!

December 27th, 2019 at high Noon... Trees Are Good!!

 December 27th and it's 80 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees

But it's 82 in the Pasture... Ding, Ding, Ding the award goes to the Tunnel of Trees!

November 1, 2019 at Noon and the Tunnel of Trees is an extremely pleasant place to be. Trees Are Good!!

Today November 1, 2019 the Tunnel of Trees is a beautiful spot at 76 degrees! The St Johns River has been at minor flood stage since September 2019 but has come down a bit now. Stranger things have happened?? 

The Pasture is a pleasant 80 degrees on this beautiful Fall day!

Trees are Good 11:15 am on Sunday September 1, 2019

Taking a break from preparations for Hurricane Dorian the Pasture and The Tunnel of Trees are almost exactly the same. The Pasture is even a degree or too cooler this morning!  

Trees are Good Saturday August 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm

It's been a wet Summer thank goodness. The rains have kept the temps down a bit. 
Today the thermometer reads 95 degrees in the Tunnel of Trees and 100 in the Pasture.

The Pasture at 100 degrees. Not the place to be hanging out today!

Trees are Good 1:10 pm on Friday May 31, 2019

It's a bad day in May when the temps are near 100 degrees :-(

It's 1:10 pm and our tree covered yard in Central Florida is at 97 degrees.

The pasture is even hotter at 100 degrees!! What's up with that?!? It's only May...

Trees are Good 11:30 am on Saturday April 6, 2019

At 88 degrees, the Tunnel of Trees have once again proven to be an awesome spot on a hot 
Spring day! 

The Pasture is almost 100 degrees 

Our newest addition to the pasture, he's an April Fools Baby

Brother and Sister

Sister, Brother and proud Momma

Our pasture Family 

Trees are Good 9:00 am on Thursday January 3, 2019

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. 

Trees are Good 10:00 am Wednesday November 28, 2018

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!

Trees are Good 9:30 am Thursday July 26, 2018

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!!

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go - John Muir

Trees are Good 11:30 am Sunday July 8, 2018

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. 

Trees are Good 8:00 pm Thursday June 20, 2018

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!! :-)

Trees are Good 1:30 pm Friday the 25th of May, 2018

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 :-)

How can trees help you?

Trees are Good 2:30 pm Friday the 13th of April, 2018

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.