Your Trees Can Help Maximize Winter Heating In Your Denver Home.

Plant trees and save on heating and cooling costs? You bet.

Use these tips to select the best planting location and enjoy comfortable temperatures in and around your home.

  1. Evergreen trees are best planted to the north or northwest side of your home to block cold winter winds.
  2. Avoid planting evergreen trees close to paved areas. They will shade the pavement in the winter and prevent snow and ice from melting.
  3. Planting trees that shade the south side of your home will block the warming rays of the sun during the winter months when you most need passive solar heating.
  4. Planting deciduous trees (those that drop their leaves) on the west side of your home will provide summer cooling benefits; the next best place is on the east side of your home.

Why plant now?

You’ve heard this saying – fall is for planting. Autumn’s cooler, helping minimize tree stress at planting. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow until the ground freezes.

Save money!  Garden centers are trying to sell the last of their inventory before winter and reduce prices.

It’s important to plant a tree or shrub correctly. 

Look at your desired planting area and choose a tree that fits the site and your needs.  If you need help bringing the ideal plant home and getting it planted, staked and wrapped, give Landscape Connection a call!

Useful Links

Tree Resources for Denver Property Owners

  • List of trees that may not be planted in the public right-of-way
  • Trees currently with a moratorium on planting in the public right-of-way
  • Species suitable for planting under overhead utilities
  • Tree Spacing Requirements

Highlands Ranch Metro District – Forestry

Gardening in Douglas County

  • Trees and shrubs do’s and don’ts
  • Tree sizes – heights and spreads