Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

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-Plant shade trees.  Shade trees planted on the south and west sides of buildings provide shade from the hot Central Valley summer sun.  In the winter, deciduous trees will lose their leaves, allowing the winter sun’s rays to warm the home. Deciduous trees planted on the south and west sides of your home will reduce heating and cooling costs.

-Plant shade trees over hard surfaces to reduce the heat island effect.

-Trees also contribute to cleaner air, reduced runoff, buffered noise pollution, increased property value, and habitat for wildlife.

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If you are interested in any of these suggestions, you can learn more about all of these topics by visiting the Central Valley Friendly Landscaping website. Thank you for your interest in creating a more sustainable landscape!

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