This regularly-scheduled sponsored column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment.
If you thought you missed your last chance to plant trees in your yard this year, think again.
Hands down, fall is the best time of year to plant trees. It gives roots a chance to set and grow before the heat of the following summer arrives. Now is still a great time to get trees into the ground.
Trees are under-appreciate heroes. They clean the air, create wildlife habitat, soak up stormwater, provide food and even save energy.
When planted strategically, trees cast shade on buildings and pavement, lowering the temperatures and thus reducing demand for power to cool these buildings during summer. Planting the right trees in the right places can also create a wind break and keep your home warmer in the winter.
Here are some tips to help you select the right tree for the right spot:
- Winter Warmth
- Winter Windbreak
- How Trees Fight Climate Change
- The Urban Heat-Island Effect
- How to Plant a Tree
Don’t delay, now is the time to drop a shade tree in the ground for future energy savings!
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