Preventing Tree Drought from Happening
Trees have many ways of preventing drought and floods. They help to create a buffer
between the moisture in the air and the ground. The leaves produced by trees
create shade, which reduces the temperature of the ground they cover. By
reducing the temperature, the evaporation of moisture in the ground is reduced
greatly. Leaves that adorn the ground, along with the respective roots of their
trees prevent runoff in the event of rain. This gives an additional opportunity
for water to fully immerse itself in the ground rather than continue travel. As
trees mature they continue to emit moisture into the air which lends itself to
cooling the atmosphere and producing precipitation.
The tree’s roots absorb moisture from the ground and directly recycle eventually into the atmosphere. Roots are what keep the soil in place; the roots keep the soil from becoming
eroded or pressured. This is extremely important because corroded soil does not
hold moisture which means droughts will become more common. Essentially, this
means that the more trees present in an area, the more likely it will be to
prevent runoff, and droughts. One of the best examples of this concept in
action is that Europe has more forests than any other continent on the earth.
Keeping its size in account it still suffers less floods and droughts than any
other continent on earth.