Triad -- Are you looking for a fun weekend activity for the family? Perhaps you could gather the kids and plant a tree. It doesn't have to be a big or expensive tree. The biggest trees in your neighborhood began as little saplings.
Here are a few things to keep in mind. According to Tom Garcia, Southern Evergreen CEO and News 2's very own "Mr. Fix It", it's all about location, location, location. He says trees can not only make your house more beautiful and increase the value, it can also make it more efficient.
Garcia says to plant evergreen trees on the north, northwest and north sides of your home, in a barrier fashion. It will help stop the north wind which robs heat from the home in the winter. Plant deciduous trees on the south side of the home. The leaves in the summer will shade the house and keep it cooler. In the winter, the leaves fall off and the sun is allowed to come through, warming the house.
Tom Garcia, Southen Evergreen CEO