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How to Use Trees to Save Energy

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor share tips for cutting energy costs with strategic tree planting

 

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor share pro tips for cutting energy costs with strategic tree planting.

Steps:
1 When building a new home, face front of house toward the south for solar heat gain.
2 In colder climates, plant evergreen trees on north side of house to block winter winds.
3 Plant deciduous trees on south side of house to block summer sun.
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