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Tree Placement and Energy Savings

 
Tree Placement and Energy Savings

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The right tree location can help you save energy

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, carefully positioned trees can save up to 25 percent of a home’s energy consumption for heating and cooling.

Here are some things to keep in mind when planting trees to cut energy costs. 

Evergreen trees:

  • Create wind breaks, which block cold winter winds, easing the load on your home heating system
  • Varieties such as live oaks, mountain laurels and Yaupon Holly are highly recommended
  • Should be planted on the north and west sides of your home

Deciduous trees:

  • Provide energy-saving shade during the summer by reducing the workload on your air conditioning system
  • Allow sunshine to warm your home during the winter months 
  • We recommend red oaks, sycamores and redbuds 
  • Plant them on the south and west sides of your home

Planting tips:

  • Always call 8-1-1 before you dig; it’s the law
  • Locate trees a proper distance from your home
  • Plant large species at least 20 feet away from power lines