When you are outside on a hot day, you probably appreciate the shade and coolness of a tree. Did you ever consider that the same thing could be accomplished for your home? Trees give two benefits that help cool down the air around them. The obvious one is the shade that they provide but on top of that, trees also release water vapor into the air, further cooling down their surroundings.

Of course, if you don’t have any trees growing near your home, you can’t just pop a fully grown tree into the ground and get the benefits. Instead, it will be a long term project. Some homeowners have chosen to plant fast-growing trees to get a tree quickly, but the problem with that is that those types of trees generally have a shorter life-span and are more susceptible to disease, so if you are willing to invest the time for a slower-growing but healthier tree, you will eventually reap the benefits.

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