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By having a large tree that casts a shadow over your home in the summer, you will be keeping your house cooler, which will require less air conditioning and will lower your energy bill.

 How to Plant Trees to Conserve Energy

 Planting Trees To Shade Your Home

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Strategically placed trees can also reduce the winter winds from cooling your home, which will reduce your heating and gas bills.

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