How to Plant Trees to Conserve Energy for Summer Shade

Planting the right trees in the right places conserves energy and reduces your energy bills, while helping to fight climate change. See how properly placed trees save energy by providing summer shade, winter warmth, and winter windbreaks.

Large deciduous trees planted on the east, west, and northwest sides of your home create soothing shade from the hot summer sun and reduce summer air conditioning costs by up to 35%
Shaded air conditioner
Plant trees to shade your air conditioner to help keep it cooler and running more efficiently.
  • Use less energy for yourself and your utlity company.
  • Less fossil fuel is consumed by the utility to create the energy, which means less carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Trees shade patios, sidewalks, and driveways, cool the concrete, the entire yard, and even the neighborhood.

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