Plant Your Way to Energy Savings: Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

With strategic landscaping, you can save money, increase your property value, and bring lovely trees, shrubs, vines, birds, bees and butterflies.

A stand of trees acts as an effective windbreak on flat, windswept plains. A good rule of thumb: Find out the mature height of your chosen tree, then plant your windbreak two to five times that distance upwind of your house.
Photo By Diane Guthrie