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Evergreen trees keep their needles and color all year, although most drop needles in the fall that will have to be raked up. It is a good idea to plant evergreens on the north side of your house, as they will protect your home from the winter wind.

Broadleaf trees should be planted on the south side of the house to protect you from the sun in the summer, but let it warm your home in the winter when the leaves are gone.

A quick note about planting trees. People tend to plant them closer together than they should be. Try to visualize a mature tree and allow space for it to grow. Planting them too close together will only stunt their growth. Donít be afraid to use a mix of different trees and shrubs for a more interesting effect.



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