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ES2403  Frosted Trees or Palm Trees in Winter?

In North America, residents of northern locations such as Chicago, Illinois, and St. Paul, Minnesota are accustomed to cold winters. Cork, a city in Ireland, is located farther north than many North American cities that are known for cold winters.

  !   Examine the locations of the cities on the map. Click the red dots at Cork and Winnipeg to see average winter conditions at each location during the month of January.

Jennifer Loomis, TERC
1. Does it surprise you that palm trees could be growing in winter in Cork, Ireland? Why or why not?

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