Thursday, October 7, 2010

Energy Conserving Trees?

by: Morganne Williams

Many people do not realize that when they plant trees they are helping to conserve energy. The key to saving energy with trees is planting in the right place. Planting in the right place can provide shade, wind blocking, cool air, and the complete any landscaping. Trees that lose their leaves can provide shade for energy conserving because they conserve the use of the air conditioner. Pine and evergreen trees block the harsh cold winter winds from entering your house. Both types of trees directly cool the air in the summer because water evaporates from leaf surfaces cooling the air around it almost like when we perspire. Planting trees in the right place provides relief from the winter winds and the summer heat and also saves you money!

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