Latest Shade Tree Stories

2014-05-22 12:23:32

Planting trees in the right location can optimize tree health, electric reliability and help you conserve energy RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring planting season, Dominion

2011-07-12 13:00:00

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After ten years of providing free shade trees to Riverside residents, which help reduce energy usage, beautify the city, and lower green house gases, Riverside Public Utilities' (RPU) "Tree Power" program has surpassed the milestone of providing more than 100,000 trees to its customers.

2010-04-21 08:29:08

Taiwanese researchers reveal the best and coolest trees for subtropical urban areas.

2009-07-13 09:12:00

ROSEVILLE, Minn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As homeowners seek more sustainable, energy-efficient homes, developers are recognizing the role that effective landscape architecture combined with shade can play.In recent years, the demand for "green" has focused primarily on the residential structure.

2009-05-14 13:59:19

Scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology say shade trees planted near homes can significantly affect summertime electricity use. The researchers and their colleagues at the U.S.

2009-05-09 08:05:00

Trees positioned to shade the west and south sides of a house may decrease summertime electric bills by 5 percent on average, according to a recent study of California homes by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

2009-01-05 15:46:59

A recent study shows that shade trees on the west and south sides of a house in California can reduce a homeowner's summertime electric bill by about $25 a year.

2008-07-06 00:00:12

What a green and pleasant land we live in! After virtually any overseas trip, I am always struck by how green England is - this was especially so on my recent return from a holiday in treeless Lesotho.

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