Save Energy With Trees

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Trees shade our homes in the summer and shelter our homes form harsh winter winds. A tree canopied neighborhood is cooler in the summer and winter winds are cut in half compared to a non-treed neighborhood. The most critical area to shade is east and west windows, which get late aftenoon sun. Avoid planting on the south side of your home, in winter the tree will cast its shade onto your home most of the day. Creating windbreaks and increasing the tree canopy are also important. Download this step-by-step guide to adding trees to your yard, ideas on planting areas, and a list of beneficial shade trees.

  • Creating a windbreak
  • Determine where you need trees for energy conservation
  • Plant it right
  • Recommended trees for energy conservation

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