Content tagged "windbreaks"

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...

Windbreaks for Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: February 24, 2014

 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: December 03, 2012

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...

Does the physical position of a home affect energy consumption?

Home Energy Updated: January 03, 2011

What is a windbreak?

Home Energy Updated: December 21, 2009

How can I reduce wind that now blows through where the trees used to be?

Wildfire Updated: October 15, 2009

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