Content tagged "tree selection"

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...

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

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: December 06, 2013

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...

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...

How can I keep my tree small?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 04, 2013

The best way to keep your tree small is to plant a species that does not grow large.  Ask your local extension office, state forestry, natural resources or...

Can urban trees in the U.S. make a significant dent in absorbing CO2 and moderating climate change?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: August 30, 2013

Yes, trees contribute to CO2 absorption. Healthy urban trees can absorb CO2 and store it in their woody tissues. Planting 44 million more urban trees per...

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...

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 Trees Can Be Used for Bioremediation

Trees can remediate and serve as buffers to sites that have been contaminated with both inorganic and organic compounds, such as metals and...

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...

Preparing the Planting Stock for Urban Tree Plantings

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 27, 2013

Selecting healthy tree stock is critical. Trees should be purchased from a reputable source. Once the trees have been delivered to the site, keep them...

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