Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rain from Redwoods

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Awesome to see the Big Sur morning fog dripping off the coastal redwoods today! These giant trees have the unique ability to pull water out of the fog and percolate it through their needles and onto the forest floor. Over half the water that enters the forest ecosystem is from the fog dripping off these trees. In fact, they harness so much liquid from the fog that they are critical for native plants like Yerba Buena and redwood strawberries and can even influence the amount of water flowing in streams!

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