Why does the snow melt first around the trees?
Up here in mideastern MN, we’re having a warm stretch and the snow is melting. We have quite a few trees in our yard, and there are big circles around the bases of the trees. I googled it, and there was a question on Y!A that got answered as “trees release heat”. That was the only answer. Needless to say, it didn’t help.
I’m not the first one to notice this, am I? Does anyone know why this is?
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