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Findings from monitoring and computer simulations suggest that a single 25-ft tall shade tree can reduce annual heating and cooling costs of a typical residence by 8-12% ($10-25).

McPherson, E. Gregory, and Rowan A. Rowntree. (1993). Energy conservation potential of urban tree planting. Journal of Arboriculture 19(6), 321-331.

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Operations & maintenance savings, Trees

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