Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How trees survive the winter cold

I recently transported myself to the United States for a couple of weeks, just in time for WINTER. I hate winter, and I'm amazed at how animals stay warm in such cold temperatures.

Trees don't have fur or feathers, yet they, too, survive these long periods of cold and sometimes snow, often looking dead in the process. This impressive capacity has allowed them to expand their reach to cold climates, thus measurably increasing their biological fitness.

All you out there who are equally impressed at how trees survive northern and southern winters will enjoy this quick and fun video (MinuteEarth is great!):




Here's the link from MinuteEarth if you want to see more

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