Here’s the final article and it’s all about how to plant trees in your yard (or common yard if you’re in a condo) for much less money.
Did you know that by adding a tree to your yard, you can increase your property value and save on energy costs?
But maybe the cost or your lack of a green thumb is holding you off.
No worries since there are some great programs in your area that can help!
Why Trees Help Your Home
Trees boost curb appeal
Why? Because larger trees in yards and on parkways can add 3 to 15 percent to home values throughout neighborhoods it makes send to plant more trees.
Trees provide Shade.
They can shade buildings, windows and air-conditioning units. Homes with well-situated trees can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent.
And they can save 20 to 50 percent in heating costs.
Here are some San Diego area programs dedicated to greening our neighborhoods
San Diego Parks Foundation
The Climate Action Plan calls for an increase in the City of San Diego’s canopy cover. The goal is a total of 35% by 2035. Right now, in our City’s parks, we are averaging about 23%
So SDPF wants to add 327 trees to nine parks in the City. The primary goal is to ensure a safe, inviting, and sustainable urban forest within these parks and align with the City’s Climate Action Plan.
Tree San Diego
Tree San Diego is dedicated to increasing the quality and density of San Diego’s urban forest.
They collaborate with government agencies, nonprofits and other organizations to plant the right trees in the right places with the right care.
We are committed to San Diego County’s urban forest for the benefit of people, the environment, and the future.
Free Tree SD
Be a participant in the City’s tree planting efforts!
Through Free Tree SD, residents can request a new street tree.
This program allows residents and the City to work together. Their goal is increasing San Diego’s tree canopy cover, creating a more livable and sustainable community.
Here’s what you need to do:
- identify a space in the public right-of-way,
- agree to water the tree for three years, and
- submit the required form.
Now city arborists will evaluate the space and determine an appropriate tree selection.
Other San Diego area Tree Programs
So, keep a look out for any local tree programs that might offer reduced-priced trees native to your area. Sometimes these events are held annually and include help with planting and how-to’s on tree care.
Many groups are concerned with the tree canopy in certain neighborhoods and want to help homeowners plant trees.
Check out the previous articles on Greening Your home:
8 Ways to Save Energy at Home and Why Every Homeowner Should Do an Energy Audit.
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