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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 tree-lined street isn't just nice for aesthetics—deciduous trees help keep summer sunlight out and allow winter sunlight in.
A North Carolina home built in 1880 keeps cool with a large wrap-around porch surrounded by large shade trees.
Photo By David Hoffman
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
A North Carolina home built in 1880 keeps cool with a large wrap-around porch surrounded by large shade trees.











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