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Jackson County Shade Tree Program - Download Brochure PDF (390 KB) click here.


Anyone who has ever sat under a tree on a hot summer day has appreciated the cooling ability of trees but trees can do more than just provide shade for a picnic. Trees cool our neighborhoods in the summer and save us money on energy costs and related water usage and air pollution. The Jackson County project will estimate the energy conservation benefits of trees from direct shading of residential and public buildings. In a study released by the USDA Forest Service, trees strategically planted for shade can reduce utility bills significantly. As a result, local ower plants are not required to produce as much electricity and thus emit less pollution, including carbon.


Jackson County Shade Tree Program - Download Flyer PDF (178 KB) click here.


“Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20%-50% in energy used for heating.” U.S. Forest Service

“The net cooling effect of a young healthy tree is equivalent to ten room size air conditioners operating 20hours a day.” U.S.
Department of Agriculture