Energy Conservation and Trees
Well placed, mature trees can save consumers up to 30% of annual cooling costs and save 10-25% of energy used for heating. It is estimated that an additional one million trees strategically planted could save $10 million in energy savings in a city of similar size and climate as Albuquerque. (Center for Urban Forestry Research – UC Davis)
With a generous grant from PNM, Tree New Mexico launched the Energy Conservation and Trees Program on September 29, 2012 with a tree giveaway of 480 trees in the greater Albuquerque area. Read more here.
Why Should We Plant
Trees in the Desert?
Wait a minute! We live in the desert! Don’t trees use a lot of water? What happened to xeriscaping? Surprise! Trees bring rain! Learn more!