Monday, April 9, 2012

Trees and Energy Reduction


Trees and Energy Reduction -


The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. —U.S. Department of Agriculture

Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50 percent, by shading the windows and walls of a home. — American Public Power Association

If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%. —Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research

Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20 - 50 percent in energy used for heating. —USDA Forest Service

So get out there and plant trees!  National Arbor Day is Friday, April 27. 

Please email questions and comments to .

 Gene Dempsey, City Forester

Environmental Services

Office - (954) 828-7704 Fax - (954) 828-7897


Think before you print!