04 May '11, 1pm

Money from trees? Only if you plant them in the right place

Money from trees? Only if you plant them in the right place

You may have already read here that housework and gardening can lower your risk of heart disease and dying early . So if you’re ready to start digging, try planting a few shade bushes. But make sure you plan them in the right place. A study just published in the journal Energy and Buildings found that shade trees planted on the south and west sides of a building lowered homeowners’ utility bills, while those planted on the east side had no effect and those on the north actually cost them money in the long run.

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