How Do Trees Survive Winter?

About 250 million years ago, trees could only survive in tropical climates. If their leaves were subjected to colder temperatures, they'd freeze, much like your spinach leaves at home. But trees currently exist in various climates, so what happened? Tree survival in the winter really depends on avoiding two things. Hear what they are in the video below, then learn more about trees and the effects of winter.

How Trees Survive Winter (In Under Three Minutes)

Even trees need a survival plan in the winter! Discover what it is below.

This Is Not A Pine Tree

You might want to sit down for this one... most Christmas trees ARE NOT pine trees. What are they?

The Unexpected Things Winter Does To Your Body

Your body hates winter, and the reason has nothing to do with cold weather.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Researchers have found that less sunlight changes the way your body metabolizes medications. 01:08

  2. Around 23% of your genome expression changes from season to season. 02:18

  3. Even in places that don't undergo a cold winter, people's bodies are affected by seasonal changes. 03:39

Written by Curiosity Staff December 12, 2016

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