How does vegetation reduce glare and reflection of light on smooth and light-colored surfaces?

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Glare is directly from a primary light source, such as sunlight. Reflection is the bouncing of the primary light source from a reflective surface. Vegetation can be used to reduce both glare and reflection and thus reduce heating, by filtering or blocking the source of the light (glare), or covering surfaces that reflect the light.

 

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.