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Plant trees to save energy

Properly planted shade trees can lower heating and cooling costs. Trees that shade the south or west side of the building can reduce air conditioning costs in summer and allow the warm sunlight through in winter.

Trees also provide oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and clean the air.

New Richmond Utilities offers incentives for the planting of shade trees to conserve energy. You may be eligible for up to $50.00 per qualifying tree.

Trees must be deciduous and must be nursery stock. The tree must be planted on the south or west side of the building and be within 35 feet from the building to be shaded.