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Tree Planting for a Cooler Home and a Healthier Landscape

The old adage "the best two times to plant a tree are now and 20 years ago" is especially true in the fall. When the weather cools and the rains come, trees are better able to establish their root systems, which gives them a strong foundation to withstand the challenges of summer heat and drought.

In addition to the benefits of improved root growth, fall planting also offers a number of other advantages. For example, trees planted in the fall have more time to develop their root systems before the onset of winter dormancy. This gives them a head start in the spring when they are ready to burst into growth.

Fall planting also coincides with the natural cycle of trees. In the fall, trees are preparing for winter by storing energy in their roots. This energy helps them to establish themselves in their new surroundings and to withstand the cold weather.

Cooling Your Home

Trees can help to cool your home in a number of ways. First, the leaves of trees absorb sunlight and release it slowly, which helps to lower the temperature of the surrounding air. Second, trees act as windbreaks, which can help to reduce wind chill and keep your home warmer in the winter.

Breaking Winter Winds

Trees can also help to break winter winds, which can reduce erosion and damage to your property. By planting trees along the edges of your property, you can create a windbreak that will help to protect your home, garden, and other structures from the harsh winter weather.

Environmental Benefits of Trees

Trees provide a variety of environmental benefits, including:

  • Shade: Trees provide shade on hot days, which can help to reduce energy costs and improve air quality.

  • Carbon dioxide and oxygen: Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. This helps to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Birds, insects, and wildlife: Trees provide habitat for birds, insects, and other wildlife. This helps to promote biodiversity and create a more sustainable ecosystem.

  • Cooler ground temperatures: Trees help to cool ground temperatures, which can reduce the urban heat island effect in parking lots and developments with too much asphalt.

Contact Nurney Landscape Design

If you are interested in planting trees in your landscape, contact Nurney Landscape Design. We can help you choose the right trees for your needs and climate, and we can provide professional planting services.

We can help you create a beautiful and sustainable landscape that will provide you with many benefits for years to come.


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