Includes tips on creating windbreaks and shade around the home and provides a list of recommended plants.
Summarizes the ways houses lose and gain heat and provides a list of trees that provide shade and wind protection.
Directed toward South Florida residents. Article explains where trees should be planted to help keep houses cool during the summer.
Brief article offers tips on choosing and planting ground covers for energy conservation. Directed toward gardeners in South Florida.
Offers advice on selecting trees that will provide sufficient trade. Focuses on common tree species in South Florida.
Explains how trees and vines can be used to produce shade and protection from wind. Includes a list of species suitable for windbreaks in Texas.
Downloadable article with illustrations provides instructions on planting windbreaks and explains how they help reduce energy consumption.
Read the guidelines for selecting and using native vegetation in low-energy landscapes. Includes a bibliography.
Learn how windbreaks can help reduce heat loss and wind-chill impact around the home.
Provides step-by-step instructions for determining whether a landscape is energy efficient.
Find out how and where to plant windbreaks and review the list of recommended trees and their spacing requirements.