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Putting Down Roots: Landscape with Trees Perfect for Your Home and Climate

Plants and trees can modify the climate and increase the comfort of your home.

Photo By Charles Mann
Photo By Charles Mann
Photo By Paul Bosquet
Photo By Paul Bosquet
Use this map adapted from Patti Rutman's illustration in The Wild Lawn Handbook by Stevie Daniels (Macmillan, 1995) to determine which trees on the Native Trees chart are appropriate for your home.
Illustration By Susan Strawn Bailey

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