The trees come into leaf sooner!
Away from the city (this shot) it's colder and the trees are still bare.
Let me see now: bare trees for longer vs heat island effect...
Gimme the bare trees!
PS….can you imagine how GOOD this street must look in summer?
* For those not familiar, the "urban heat island effect" refers to the higher temperatures of cities relative to the surrounding countryside. It's basically caused by all the concrete and asphalt. Shading roads with trees is probably the single most important thing you can do to combat it.