Content tagged "tree selection"

Which trees are recommended for maximum energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

For most aspects of energy conservation, the bigger the tree the better. Larger trees shade larger areas. Though not an energy-saving feature, large trees...

Where can I find information about trees I can plant for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Most states have information to help you decide what trees are right for your location and planting conditions. In Maryland, for example, and many other...

Tree Planting in Cities (Part 3): Tree Selection & Planting Guidelines

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

After selecting a good site to plant an urban tree and then preparing the site for planting, the next step is tree selection and planting.Tree...

Urban Tree Planting (Part 1): Site Selection

Site selection is the first, important step to make when planting trees in an urban environment. Quality sites have a higher probability of supporting...

Choosing the Best Landscape Trees for Home Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 06, 2016

Photo credit: Ted McGrathEveryone knows it’s cooler in the shade and warmer in the sun’s rays. Even animals instinctively know this; you have seen cows...

What types of evergreen trees can provide wind protection to my house?

Any evergreen that is well-suited to your site's soils and growing zone can serve as a windbreak. Some of the most common evergreen trees used for windbreaks...

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