Did you know that planting shade trees around your property can help keep your house cool during the warmer months? Not only will they block the sun’s hot rays, they will help keep their air in the shade cool as well. We know you don’t want to wait decades for them to grow, so here are a few of the fastest growing shade trees:
First off, you must understand that even the fastest growing trees will take about five to six years to provide any decent amount of shade. They must also be planted in soil that is filled with optimum moisture and nutrients. See below for a list of some species:
- Freeman Maple: will grow to 75-80 feet tall and prefers sun and moist, well-drained soil.
- ‘Green Vase’ Zelkova: this tree gets its name from its vase-shape with upright branches and dark green leaves. It prefers full sun to partial shade but can adapt to a variety of soils.
- Tulip Tree: with a straight trunk and oval crown, this tree will grow 75-90 feet tall and prefers full sun and deep, moist soil.
Remember to keep your air conditioning unit as well as your thermostat out of direct light. Heat will cause your cooling system to work harder and more often which will only raise your energy bills. For more information, contact the experts at Aspen Air Conditioning today!