Content tagged "tree shade"

Climatological Uses of Urban Vegetation

Climatology is the study of weather and its changes over long periods of time. The climate within a given location can be described from three aspects:...

Tree Planting for Lower Power Bills

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 21, 2013

Whether it is winter or summer, trees can help you save energy at home.   Shade for Savings  Did you know that only 17% shade over your house during the day...

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...

Which trees are recommended for maximum energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 30, 2013

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...

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...

How does vegetation guide wind to maximize cooling in the summer months?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: September 16, 2013

Strategically positioning vegetation in the landscape can maximize cooling in summer months and help protect from cold winds in the winter. Wind may be...

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...

Are pine trees a good option for planting around my home for energy conservation?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: July 30, 2013

All pine species have evergreen needles and grow seed cones; however, pine species vary considerably in where they are found, how big they get, and how fast...

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 Help to Improve Health and Well-being

Life in a bustling urban setting can be both physically and mentally stressful, but there are indications that trees and other plants help improve human...

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...

Decrease in Energy Costs from Urban Forests

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 15, 2013

Trees can help reduce heating and cooling costs by shading buildings, acting as windbreaks, and cooling the air through evaporation that occurs through...

If I don't have space for a large tree in my landscape, are there other ways to create shade and conserve energy with plants?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 14, 2013

There are many ways to create shade and conserve energy in your landscape without planting a large tree. You may use large shrubbery or small trees to cast...

How can I measure the dollar amount of savings from tree shade on my power bill?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 16, 2012

While there are many variables to account for, such as climate, home insulation, HVAC type, etc., research conducted at Auburn University found that with 17%...

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