Washington Energy Services - Urban landscaping can save energy - Seattle's Energy Efficiency leader:
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Seattle may look more to its trees to help save energy and benefit the environment.
A report in the Seattle Times describes how the city has been weighing some issues regarding tree management in recent weeks, with suggestions that include more coordination among different city departments and better protections for trees on private property.
Homeowners have also found that strategically placed landscaping can save them on energy costs by taking advantage of things like natural sunlight and wind barriers. Others choose to install renewable energy systems like solar arrays and small windmills too generate their own clean power.