Plant Trees the Smart Way, The Green Way

Real Estate Agent with Heritage Property Brokerage

Planting a tree in fall? Want to provide passive heating and cooling to your home?

-A basic rule is to plant evergreens on the north of your house, and deciduous trees on the south.

Here's why: In summer, the leaves on the deciduous trees shade the house. In winter they let the sun through to heat the house. Evergreens on the north deflect cold winds in the winter. It sounds simple, but it could save you some money, and make your property more desirable. For some more tips on tree planting, visit this site:

Ten Ways to Kill a Tree

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Comments (1)

Rosario Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY
Thanks Josh. Most people don't consider the impact their landscaping can/should have on their living conditions. All they see is the view. They don't realize how much that view can do for them.
Sep 21, 2007 05:56 PM