Is there such a thing as landscaping that helps home insulation?
I live in New Jersey, and have been recently doing some landscaping around the house. Now I know that shade trees helps with sun in the summer, I’m thinking everyone who has sat under a tree in July knows this.
But I was wondering are there some trees that help break the wind, help the house stay warmer in the winter if put close enough to the side of the house. And if so what would be the distance? Also is there a negative to putting large trees/bushes too close to the house? Drainage? Roots doing damage? Messing with the foundation, pipes? basement? Encouraging unwanted mold on the house?
Basically I’m curious has anyone ever addressed the issues of what I guess would be “Green Landscaping” as far as improving the energy load of the house it surrounds?
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