The dense forest opens up into a grove of American Beech.
The atmosphere in this pleasant grove of American Beech trees is cool and inviting even in midsummer. Under the shade of large, mature trees such as these, the temperature is often ten or more degrees cooler than in the open. In this way the forest actually moderates the climate of the area. Also, the leaves manufacture food and oxygen is produced and released to the surrounding air, improving the air we breathe. We might even call trees a natural air conditioner.
And trees provide so much more. They also give us wood products, food and shelter, give off oxygen and clean our air, enrich the soil, protect our soil and water, abate noise and block the sun and wind and provide wildlife habitat.