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Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby Jude » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:47 am

Hello everybody, if you want to make your home more beautiful and attractive then gardening is the best way to keep your home natural with fresh air. I would like to tell you how trees are important for us and our environment.

Trees are the unsung heroes of our environment. They add value to our home; they make cool to our home and provide fresh air. There are limitless advantages of trees even we can say trees are parts of our life.

Garden Trees, shrubs, and turf will improve air quality. Leaves filter the air we breathe by removing dust and other particulates. Rain then washes the pollutants to the ground. Leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the air to form carbohydrates that are used in the plant’s structure and function. Leaves also absorb other air pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and give off oxygen.

So, always plant trees near with your home and make more beautiful to your home.

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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby Joey » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:19 am

Jude , nice information but considering global warming is a scam it appears you have used the wrong wording for this topic.
Maybe a more factual heading , "Reduce your home warming via planting tree's" , even if it is as simple as the shade they create making the only noticeable difference .
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby Clemo » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:23 am

I had a beautiful big gum tree next to my last home, lots of shade on hot summer days, it was great..... until it fell over and flattened my home that is. :shock:
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby bpratt » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:23 am

Joey wrote:Jude , nice information but considering global warming is a scam it appears you have used the wrong wording for this topic.
Maybe a more factual heading , "Reduce your home warming via planting tree's" , even if it is as simple as the shade they create making the only noticeable difference .


You may have overlooked it, but did you see in his .sig , where he's promoting a website that sells plants/trees ?


Looks like the "signature spammers" are being a little bit more elaborate these days. :evil:
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby Joey » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:46 pm

bpratt wrote:You may have overlooked it, but did you see in his .sig , where he's promoting a website that sells plants/trees ?


Looks like the "signature spammers" are being a little bit more elaborate these days. :evil:


Damn I missed that , spammers and scammers go hand in hand .

New suggested heading " We sell trees using a scam"
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby sandystone » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:43 am

Regardless of whether that poster was selling plants ( in the UK) or not, his advice was excellent.

Trees make an enormous contribution to keeping any house cool in the summer, especially if planted to the East and SE, and West and SW. I have observed this in a recent study of over 400 houses, and also have trees shading my eastern wall. (a house shades my western wall) and I am thankful for both.

Summer sun radiates between 600- 1000 watts / m2 depending on the time of the day, and so the trees keep roughly 40KW of heat radiating on my east wall at any one time in the morning. It is better the heat being absorbed by the trees than having the heat get into my house.
If they are only 3-6 metres tall, they wont pose any risk to the house itself. tree planting requires common sense, just like anything else.
As for doubting whether global warming is a scam, well I tend to believe the 90% of specialists who support the notion.
Trees do store substantial CO2 and the more the better, to slow the rapidly increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby zzsstt » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:11 pm

I like trees, but there is a great deal of thought required in their planting! A deciduous tree can provide shade in the summer, but only if it is between the house and the sun. If a tree has an eventual height of 6m, a 6m length of timber can be used to indicate the shading it will provide by holding it upright at the intended planting site at the time of day when shading is required. A small tree, unless it is right against the house, will provide shade only in the early morning or late evening when the sun is low in the sky. A deciduous vine grown over a pergola provides a far better shading system because it can be right up against the house without creating limb-drop risks.

Trees have disadvantages, they can drop limbs or fall over. They also drop leaves which can very between a nuisance (wet leaves are slippery), and an outright fire hazard - native trees drop leaves and twigs that are very slow to decay, and unless removed can provide bushfire fuel that can then threaten the house.

They can be very useful and very attractive, but they require a fair degree of thought to avoid becoming a problem!
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby sandystone » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:17 pm

People are more of a hazard to trees than anything.
They are often misunderstood and their dangers are mis- represented too.
I remember that a reporter once blamed a tree for killing a driver... the tree was 4 metres off the side of the road!
Also, I find it really annoying that if there is a tree anywhere near a roof with solar panels recently installed, someone has the tree annihilated- razing it or them to ground level.
It would be far better in most cases if the trees were just pruned to a point where shading is not likely for a few years.
Then the home-owners could enjoy the many benefits of trees, such as enormous cooling benefit they provide.
With thousands of tree and shrub species to choose from, there is plenty which are perfect for improving the thermal comfort of houses.
For the best results, comfort conditioning inside houses, begins in the garden.
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby bpratt » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:01 pm

sandystone wrote:Also, I find it really annoying that if there is a tree anywhere near a roof with solar panels recently installed, someone has the tree annihilated- razing it or them to ground level.
It would be far better in most cases if the trees were just pruned to a point where shading is not likely for a few years.



What a wonderful idea you have there.

Can I send you the bill for tree pruning every few years then ??

Absolutely silly trimming trees every few years, as all it does to them is eventually kill them off, or at the very least look very messy.

I'd far sooner spend the time and effort or money and get them down once and for all, so that they'll never shade my panels again.
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Re: Reduce Global warming via planting trees!

Postby Alex Morrow » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:11 pm

Depends on the circumstances. Just today, I pruned an umbrella tree that would have been shading some of my panels in the next few months - not a problem in summer, but would shade in winter. I'm happy to do a bit of pruning for the sake of having the shade in summer, and the sun in winter. I pruned the same tree last year, and will probably have to do it again next year.

Now a big gum tree - that's different.

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