The prevailing belief is that trees do not affect the water level of land surface. However, recent studies have shown that this may not be the case. One study, conducted in the Amazon rainforest, found that the trees there do decrease the water level of the land surface.
This is likely because trees create a microclimate around themselves, which affects how much water evaporates from the soil (Parkų technika).
It is important to note that these findings may not be applicable to all types of trees or landscapes. More research is needed to determine how different types of trees and landscapes interact with the water cycle.
Nevertheless, these findings suggest that we need to take trees into account when planning our landscapes and managing our water resources. Trees are an important part of the hydrologic cycle and we need to recognize what impact they have on the environment.
Trees are an integral part of our ecosystem and contribute greatly to its wellbeing. They provide shade, shelter and food for many animals and insects. However, little is known about how tree’s physical characteristics affect their surrounding environment in regards to weather patterns and climate.
Recent studies suggest that trees create a microclimate around themselves, causing the water level in the soil to increase or decrease depending on various factors such as humidity, temperature and sunlight (Baker et al).
In this article I will be focusing specifically on how one study suggests that increased vegetation can cause increased evaporation from the soil and affect the water level of land surface. I will also discuss how these findings suggest that we should consider the effect vegetation has on the environment.
Trees that are harmful for the land are called invasive species. Many species of trees are harmful to the environment in which they are not native for three main reasons: they can displace or introduce native species; they can alter the physical characteristics of the land and create a microclimate (Baker et al) and they can cause changes to the soil nutrient.
It is important to understand how trees affect our environment because we rely on soils for numerous functions such as water storage or quality (Maus Bach et al). If the soil becomes more arid due to increased evaporation from vegetation, it will affect both humans’ ability to grow crops and animals’ ability to get water.
Furthermore, if trees are introduced in an area where there are no native plants or animals that are adapted to them this can result in serious consequences for these organisms.
Terrestrial plants have evolved over millennia with their local climate conditions; therefore, they require certain types of light, temperature and moisture regimes to grow (Galloway et al).
When a non-native plant is introduced into an area where it does not have those conditions, it can result in a decrease of local biodiversity and affect the already existing climatic ecosystem.