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Feb 172009
 


Photo: Green Right Now

Think deciduous. Evergreen trees have their role, but sometimes the best shade solution is the one in which trees block the Western sun in summer, but drop their leaves and let it shine through in winter. This house gets great roof coverage during the hot season, and lots of light, even to the dormers, during the cool months.

For more information, read Money from trees — save on utility bills and heal the atmosphere.