The moisture in the air condenses as rain or fog, creating a habitat characterized by cool, moist conditions in the air and soil.
The resulting climate is wet and mild, with the annual oscillation of the temperature moderated by the proximity of the ocean.
In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.
In the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year falls on December 21 or December 22 and is called the winter solstice.
Many ancient people believed that the sun was a god and that winter came every year because the sun god had become sick and weak.
They celebrated the solstice because it meant that at last the sun god would begin to get well.
These conditions of temperature and moisture occur in four different geographical regions: Some laurel forests are a type of cloud forest.
Cloud forests are found on mountain slopes where the dense moisture from the sea or ocean is precipitated as warm moist air masses blowing off the ocean are forced upwards by the terrain, which cools the air mass to the dew point.
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