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Save Energy with Conifers

Conifers, also called evergreens, are often the strongest-looking plants in the yard. At about 30 years, the trees are usually shaped like columns or spires, after they outgrow their Christmas-tree looks. Their leaves are in the shape of needles, scales and awls. The fruits are woody or fleshy seed cones. These trees add year-round color to your yard.

Conifers protect your home from winds. Windbreaks lower heating costs, reduce soil erosion, provide snow control, enhance wildlife habitats, reduce noise, add privacy and improve the environment. Well-designed windbreaks of trees and shrubs can reduce energy use by 20 to 40 percent. Low-growing evergreen shrubs are a good choice to plant near the building foundation to guard against critical heat loss.

A tall evergreen tree

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