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Deciduous trees that shade the south, east, and west faces of a home can significantly reduce solar heat gain.


Research conducted on the Great Plains has shown that up to 25 percent energy savings on heating is possible from windbreaks.


Use of trees for energy conservation should be carefully planned in advance, especially if you are considering a solar energy system.


Landscaping Options to Reduce Energy Use

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