Trees and snow
October 27, 2013 9:41 AM Subscribe
Trees in deep snow often have a gap around them where the snow is lower (see here
). Why is this? Do trees give off enough warmth to melt snow, or do they absorb the snow as water, or is it because falling/blowing snow is blocked by the tree trunk, leaving a kind of shadow?
posted by oulipian to science & nature (11 answers total)