Plant a Tree to Celebrate Earth Day

IMG_4544Planting trees is one of the easiest ways to combat climate change and celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Research indicates that a prevalence of trees is linked to safer neighborhoods, less urban heat and increased property values.  In addition, trees produce oxygen to help clean the air, provide a wildlife habitat and reduce storm water runoff.

Selecting the correct location for a new tree is important both for the success of the tree and energy conservation.

  • Locate trees to provide summer shade to the west and east windows.
  • Plant trees to provide summer shade for patios, driveways and air conditioners.
  • Use deciduous trees on the south side of buildings as the bare branches of these solar-friendly trees allow the most winter sunlight to filter through.

Before you plant your next tree, call 480-483-8088 and we’ll help you select the most appropriate tree for your yard and make sure it will last for years to come.

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