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by Carole Schwalm A single blossoming tree alone in a field with a large strand of trees far in the background.

In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice Walker

Did you know:

Trees, besides being beautiful, act as a windbreak. They reduce wind velocity by as much as 20%, (and that protection reaches as much as 15 to 20 times the height of the trees).

Trees redirect the wind itself and in this light, you can channel breezes in the desired direction. This is something to think about if you want to enjoy lovely spring, summer and fall fresh air breezes inside the house.

A tree bare of leaves reflected in a body of water. In the winter, homes lose a lot of heat energy because of wind. You can save approximately 30% on your fuel costs if you protect three sides of the building through shrubs or trees. Trees can lessen cooling energy from the AC, plus reduce carbon emissions by 30%. Yes, they ARE natural air conditioning systems!

Plant trees and shrubs, of various heights and densities, perpendicular to generally prevailing winds on Arbor Day. Plant a tree in honor of a loved one.

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