Trees are a practical, low-cost, common sense way to save energy for homes and other buildings. According to the US Department of Energy publication Landscaping for Energy Efficiency, proper placement of just three trees can save an average household $100-$250 in energy costs per year. In addition, trees and landscaping have a short return on investment. A well-designed landscape can provide enough energy savings to return the initial investment in less than 8 years.
Since we were founded, Trees Forever has helped people learn more about how trees can help improve the energy efficiency of a building. Click on the fact sheet to the right to learn what you can do to plant some savings.