Landscaping with Trees - Your Contribution to a Green Earth
Trees Help Conserve Energy
Planting trees as part of your landscaping efforts, not only adds value, it can also save energy. It can
lead to lower monthly heating and air conditioning bills, while giving
you pleasure for years to come.
Deciduous trees (i.e. trees that lose their leaves in the fall) when
planted on the south and west sides of your homes will grow to be an
energy-reducing feature - and therefore, it's a cost saving feature
too. The shade produced by deciduous trees during hot summer months
reduces the burden placed on cooling equipment such as fans, heat pumps
and air conditioners.
Tall evergreens planted on the north side of your home will perform the
same energy-saving function in the winter. They can block those
northerly winter winds. This in turn reduces the work your furnace will
have to do to maintain a reasonable level of warmth in your home
Remember, energy - like money - doesn't grow on trees. But trees can be an energy and money saving device for your home.