By planting trees around your home, you can save energy and money on your utility bill. Deciduous trees, which are full in the summer and lose their leaves in the winter, can shade your home during the warmer months and reduce your air conditioning energy use by up to 50%! During the winter, when they lose their leaves, they let the sun shine through to help warm your home. The best places to plant deciduous trees are on the south and west sides of your home as well as near your air conditioning unit.


Coniferous trees, or evergreen trees, do not lose their leaves during the winter. They help shield your home from cold winter winds, easing the demand on your home heating system. The best places to plant coniferous trees are on the north and west sides of your home.

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