Content tagged "tree placement"

Guidelines for Planting an Urban Tree

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 25, 2013

For planting trees in urban and conservation area environments, containers and wrappings should always be removed from the rootball just before planting to...

Site Factors to Consider When Planting a Tree

Knowing the characteristics of a planting site will help you determine whether the site will support healthy tree growth and development. The Site Factors...

Urban Tree Planting Guidelines

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 15, 2013

Certain steps should be followed when planting to help insure the successful establishment of the tree. The goal is to provide an environment that encourages...

I want to select the best spot for my tree. How can I find out where the sun will be in the summer and winter?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 06, 2013

The position of the sun is expressed in altitude (or elevation) and azimuth, both of which will vary by location, time of day, and time of year.  Altitude...

eLearn Urban Forestry: Online Training in Urban Forestry

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 30, 2013

As most of us know, healthy urban forests require a strong investment, and not just from the individuals and communities who benefit directly from these...

Trees for energy conservation and solar panels - are they compatible?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 16, 2013

Trees help conserve energy in three primary ways: casting shade to keep buildings cool, blocking chilly winds to keep buildings warm, and transpiring...

Can I plant trees to increase the efficiency of my wind turbine?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 12, 2013

Depending on their size, density, and placement, trees can either decelerate or accelerate wind. Trees also create turbulence in the prevailing wind flow,...

How do trees save energy in the winter?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 29, 2013

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...

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: August 22, 2013

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...

Will my electric or gas utility company provide me with trees for my property?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 15, 2013

Your local gas or electric company may provide you with trees you can plant on your property. This is done to encourage the right kind of trees being planted...

Litigation and Liability Costs Associated with Urban Forest Management

There can be legal costs when trees are damaged or when trees cause damage. Property owners may sue when trees are harmed by construction on adjoining...

Will trees near my home increase the chance of a lightning strike?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 14, 2013

Lightning is one of nature's most powerful forces and is the 2nd leading cause of weather-related deaths. Since trees are often the tallest objects in the...

Are some trees better for energy conservation than others?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 29, 2013

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...

Urban Forests Reduce Noise Levels

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 29, 2013

Trees and vegetation can form a barrier that partially deadens the sound from traffic, lawn mowers, and loud neighbors. To be effective, the landscaping...

Urban Forests Improve Recreational Opportunities

Many city residents appreciate the recreational benefits urban forests provide. With the growing emphasis on physical fitness, urban forests, parks, and open...

How Long Will It Take for Trees to Provide Energy Conservation Benefits?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 22, 2013

The planting of trees shows faith in the future. -- Charles SchultzPlanting a tree is among the most noble and selfless acts one can do. In many cases, a...

Soil Characteristics and Tree Planting

Soil conditions are among the most critical site considerations for tree growth and survival. The Urban Soils Module describes how to identify and test soil...

Social Considerations When Planting Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 21, 2013

For both private and public locations, it is critical to find out the relevant zoning ordinances and other laws and policies that apply to each site. Some...

Soil Volume and Rooting Space When Planting Trees

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 17, 2013

To ensure adequate stability and to allow a tree to grow to its potential size, a tree’s root system must have adequate soil volume in which to...

Environmental Conditions and Tree Planting

To ensure the tree will grow and develop to maturity, it is essential to evaluate the environmental conditions at the site.Light PatternsConsider the amount...

Site Location and Planting Trees

The site location offers clues on potential stresses that may impact tree health and maintenance. For example, a tree located within a downtown sidewalk will...

How do I position a tree planting around my home for maximum energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

Place trees on the east and west sides of a building to help keep them cooler in summer. For winter energy efficiency, evergreen trees can be placed as a...

What are the first steps to planning tree plantings for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

To plan tree plantings for effective energy conservation around your home, you should start by determining your energy conservation opportunities and goals....

How does vegetation help reduce noise pollution in urban ecosystems?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

Vegetation reduces noise pollution through a phenomenon called sound attenuation, which is the reduction of sound intensity. Normal attenuation of sound...

Where can I use trees to conserve energy?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

Buildings such as homes, schools, and businesses can all benefit from well-planned tree plantings that create shade for both buildings and outdoor use areas....

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