The Arbor Day Foundation states that the overall effect of the shade created by planting a healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners running 20 hours a day. Increased canopy coverage from large shade trees has lead to significant energy reduction.
Trees combat carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
A mature tree absorbs between 120-240 pounds per year of small particles and gases, such as carbon-dioxide. Absorption of CO2 and other harmful gases positions trees help fight the atmospheric greenhouse effect. Trees also reduce the green-house effect by shading our homes and office buildings. This reduces air conditioning needs up to 30 percent, thereby reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned to produce electricity.
Trees help reduce energy costs.
Trees provide a cooling effect in the summer and a windbreak in the winter, resulting in burning less fossil fuels to generate electricity for cooling and heating. Strategically placed trees can be as effective as other energy saving home improvements, such as insulation and weatherproof windows and doors, helping reduce heating and cooling costs.
Trees conserve energy.
The shade trees provide captures heat, helping to conserve energy. Shading utilities, such as air conditioning units, can decrease temperatures inside reducing the need or intensity level of the actual utility.
He who plants a Tree loves others besides himself.
~ English proverb
Select SustainablePlus Trees provide all of these benefits and more.
Selected to thrive in the urban environment, Select SustainablePlus Shade Trees are proven to be drought tolerant, disease and insect resistant, make efficient use of nutrients and water, and grow at a healthy, vigorous rate. Select SustainablePlus Shade Trees are root cloned from superior genetics, cultured in an extreme nursery environment, and are proven to grow at the same rate, reach the same height, and leaf and color at the same time. Select Sustainable Trees are predictable and dependable large, shade landscape specimens.