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Though summertime is a wonderful time of year, with plenty of sunshine and flowers, but it can also be a very hot time of year and cooling your home during the warmer months can get expensive. Though there is little you can do about the heat of the sun, there are some things you could do to help cool your home naturally, and save energy. We know you probably have an awesome Chainsaw, and a fancy pair of chainsaw chaps, but resist wearing them and let your trees grow!

One of the most natural methods of cooling is by shading your home from the sun; to do this you will have to plant shade trees in your yard. There are several different types of trees that are good for shade; the area of the country you live in will be the deciding factor on which types of trees you plant.

One of the best, and fastest growing shade trees is the Red Oak. These trees tend to grow faster than others, and the size of the tree and its leaves give off great shade. If you surround your house with a couple of Red Oak Trees, in time they will give you significant protection against the harsh sun and heat.

When planting trees in your yard to provide shade you will have a couple of different options; you can either go with saplings, which will take a while to grow, or you can have full grown trees planted. This option is very expensive, but will provide immediate relief form the heat of the sun, and save you energy now. Planting saplings will be much less expensive, but then it will be a few years before you see the benefits of the trees.

There are a few more things you will have to consider if you are thinking of planting shade trees to save energy. First, you will have to think of the best place to plant that will provide you the maximum protection against the sun; the next thing you will have to look at is where in your yard will there be room to plant trees. Keep in mind the size of the trees when they are full grown, as well as how much room the roots will need. Not every yard has enough room to plant trees that grow big, but just about any type of tree is better than none for saving energy and helping to cool your house.

Trees are a beautiful addition to your yard’s landscape, and they make it pleasant to spend time outdoors, as well as helping to cool your home

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