In this 3-part series, Greening Your Home, you’ll learn ways to make your home more energy-efficient while also saving you money in the long run. Caring about the environment and being “green” can be easier than you think as a homeowner. You can start today!
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 San Diego County that can help!
Why Trees Help Your Home
- Trees boost curb appeal. The presence of larger trees in yards and street trees can add 3 to 15 percent to home values throughout neighborhoods.
- Trees can shade buildings, windows, and air-conditioning units. Homes with well-situated trees can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and save 20 to 50 percent in heating costs.
- Trees can help with water drainage.
San Diego Tree Planting Programs for Homeowners
Free Tree SD
Through Free Tree SD, residents can request a new street tree. This program allows residents and the City to work together by increasing San Diego’s tree canopy cover, creating a more livable and sustainable community for all.
SDG&E Community Tree Rebate Program
Love a do-it-yourself project? Then the Tree Rebate program is for you! If you purchase and plant a tree, you can get a $35 rebate — up to 5 times per year.
Keep a look out for any local community tree programs that might offer reduced-priced trees native to your area. Sometimes these events can be held once a year 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.
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