They say, “Fall is the time for planting”.
Planting a new tree will not only enhance the look of your landscape, but it can potentially help you save money on your energy bills while improving the environment we all share.
Consider these statistics on the value of planting trees:
* The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
* If you plant a tree on the west side of your home, your energy bills could be 3% less in five years. After 15 years, the savings could be nearly 12%. Source: Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research
* Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20%. Source: Management Information Services/ICMA
* The planting of trees improves water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. Wooded areas help to prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams. Source: USDA Forest Service
It’s a fact…if you plant a tree (or trees) this fall, everyone wins!