Often when it comes to sustainable design we get all wrapped up in the building and forget about what’s right outside the window. Trees can be a huge way to conserve energy when it comes to home design. A properly located tree can provide shade in the summer and still allow light in in the winter. Here is some information on planting trees and thinking about energy conservation. Portland Spaces wrote a nice article about a local tree farmer who just published a book about planting trees for all seasons.
The Sustainable Tree November 18, 2008