Content tagged "windbreaks"

Does my windbreak need to be composed of conifers or can I use deciduous trees?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Effective windbreaks can be planted with either conifers, deciduous trees, or a mix of both. Conifer plantings do need not be as dense as plantings of...

What is the minimum number of trees needed in my landscape to provide energy conservation benefits?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Each yard is unique in its orientation to the summer sun, winter winds and spaces available for planting trees. In some situations, your neighbor's trees may...

How do I plant a windbreak?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

A windbreak can provide protection from winter winds and help conserve energy through reduced heating costs. Block prevailing winter winds that generally...

What is a windbreak?

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

A windbreak is a row or group of trees, shrubs, or structural elements (e.g. fences) that are used to block and direct the wind. Vegetative windbreaks are...

Are some trees better for energy conservation than others?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

It depends on which part of the country you live in.In northern latitudes with cold winters, dense evergreens planted to block chilling winds are important...

I'm planting a tree and shrub windbreak to shelter my home in winter. What should I take into account in locating and designing it?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

First, the windbreak should be located upwind from prevailing winter winds. If most of your winter wind comes from the north, then locate the windbreak to...

How do trees save energy in the winter?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

 Winter sun helps warm things up so, when deciduous trees loose their leaves, more sunshine and solar radiation are cast on homes and buildings. Money and...

Guide wind - Maximize summer cooling

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 23, 2016

Strategically positioning vegetation in landscapes can maximize energy benefits and save money for homeowners, commercial properties and public facilities....

Windbreaks for Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 01, 2015

 People go to great lengths to conserve energy in this era of tight budgets and environmental awareness. However, many do not realize that the simple act of...

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...

Understanding and determining prevailing winds

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 12, 2013

Prevailing winds are the direction that the wind blows most often in a location. Prevailing winds can change by location and by season making it tricky to...

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