water likes water

Dr. Kim Coder, University of Georgia (2012)

‘green water droplets’ created by Athena Beshur and Frank’e Lucci (2019)

Trees Supply Rainfall

Trees are essential for harnessing inland moisture, utilizing it, transpiring it, and aiding in inland precipitation.  Wind connects precipitation to a place, and through water cohesion, roots soak ground moisture.  During the day, this moisture leaves pores of plants or stomata, adding moisture into the air, which travels downwind until water vapor binds together to form rain.

β€œReafforestation…in particular outside the tropics β€” can increase P [precipitation] and the overall intensity of the hydrologic cycle, especially during warmer periods of the year and potentially in a warmer future climate.”

David Ellison, research consultant Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences