gardening : urban forestry is at the root of improving air - air and water swamp cooler

by:HICOOL     2019-07-27
gardening : urban forestry is at the root of improving air  -  air and water swamp cooler
Rest in the shade is definitely a highlight of life: it is in that cool space that we are attracted to take a breather, gather ideas, enjoy the scenery, have lunch, and take a nap.
Trees act as air conditioners for nature, cooling and cleaning the air.
That's why a community, a home, a courtyard sheltered by trees are so appealing.
That is why organizations such as Orange County Tree Society and Anaheim af Anaheim are actively planting trees on public property and encouraging people to do the same in their homes.
Erwin's Genni Cross says tree planting is a way for individuals to do positive things for the overall environment and their home
California-based ReLeaf is an organization dedicated to increasing the number of trees in California cities.
"The trees cool the buildings and the surrounding environment by masking the house and releasing water into the atmosphere, a process known as the evaporation process," said Tom Larsen . ", A certified tree scientist who has written and implemented a shade project for Edison and Anaheim city.
Larsen is the president of the city forestry complex.
And the tree Association of Orange County.
Steaming means that plants take water from the ground through their roots;
Use what you need to grow and adjust your own temperature;
Release excess water into the air.
"The process is like a swamp cooler.
The wind runs through the trees and the air cools when the leaves release moisture. "Said Larsen.
Research shows that trees consume up to 100 gallons of water per day.
In a hot and dry climate like Southern California, this cooling effect is similar to that of five air conditioners running for 20 hours.
Urban forestry has become an important issue in the United States and the world.
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency released a publication cooling our communities: a guide to tree planting and lighting
It highlights the urgency of planting trees to cool the fast-heating world.
The report noted that summer temperatures in urban areas are usually 2 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher than in rural areas, a phenomenon known as the "urban heat island effect ".
"Orange County cannot exempt this phenomenon.
"Whenever you remove vegetation and add concrete, roads, cars and buildings, your temperature rises," Cross said . ".
Planting more trees is a simple and effective solution.
The shade effect of trees on buildings is better than blinds or window paint.
Research has shown that homeowners with enough shade houses reduce summer air-conditioning costs from 15% to 35%.
There are other environmental benefits.
As people use less air conditioners, utilities use less fossil fuel, which reduces air pollution and reduces water for power generation.
In addition, trees act as a dust mop for nature because they filter air pollutants, Larsen said.
"Research shows that a tree can absorb 26 pounds of carbon dioxide, the carbon dioxide that a car generates when it travels 11,000 miles a year. "If you are sure that your property will benefit from an increase in one or more trees, he says, don't rush out and buy one without considering which factors are appropriate for you.
"In the landscape of Orange County, there are more than 1,000 trees that can grow," said olden Kelly of Fuller ton . ".
Kelly is a consultant tree expert and director of the Orange County Tree Society.
"Homeowners need to assess their specific climate area, do they want to plant trees on a lawn or on a garden bed, do they want fruit, what is the overhead clearance and soil type," Kelly said.
Tree experts agree that in order for trees to effectively shelter the house, they should be located no more than 20 feet from the house.
This means that it is crucial to choose a deep tree. rooted.
Otherwise, the invading roots will look for water pipes and cause serious problems to the Foundation or patio.
Shade trees should also be planted in the West, Southwest or east to block the hot summer and early autumn light.
Fallen trees are recommended because fallen leaves allow cool winter light to enter the structure without overheating.
Many people like to see trees with flowers or colorful leaves.
But you must consider how many leaves, flowers, fruits or seeds you are willing to endure or wash.
Fruit trees can be used for landscape, but they are high maintenance trees that require annual pruning, feeding, controlling insects and picking crops.
The demand for water is also a key factor.
Many trees need deep ploughing, not frequent irrigation, and the possibility of planting on the lawn is also very poor.
But there are also some that are compatible with turf.
The daunting selection of varieties can be reduced to the best --
Suit your needs by considering the above requirements.
Tom Larsen and Alden Kelly, a tree expert at Sand Orange County, put forward the following suggestions as their highest suggestion for coloring the Orange County landscape: * chitapa "Pink Dawn"-
The fast-growing new hybrid has grown to 25 feet at a rate of 20 feet.
Do not grow on the lawn. Deciduous--
From 5 to September, a large number of lavender flowers.
* Camphor tree (Camphor Tree)--
Slow growth to 50 feet or more, spread more widely.
Great Lawn but not garden. Evergreen;
Leaves fell heavy in the third quarter.
* Geigera parviflora (
Australian willow tree)--
A modest increase in the spread of 30 feet to 20 feet.
The habit of cryinginvasive roots.
Lawn watering will not be tolerated.
Narrow leaves, small white flowers in winter.
* Ginkgo (
Ginkgo (plum tree)--
Slow growth, falling leaves;
The height of 35 to 50 feet and the spread of 25 to 40 feet.
The leaves turn yellow in autumn.
Only male trees such as "Golden Autumn" or "Fairmont" are planted, because the fruit on the female trees is messy and smells.
* Beef back fish (
Chinese flame tree--
Fallen leaves, medium to 40 feet, 40-foot spread.
Good shade on the terrace or lawn.
Produce orange, red or salmon
Bright-colored seed capsule clusters in late summer or autumn.
Crape myrtle and hybrid crape myrtle (Crape Myrtle)--
Slow-growing leaves, single or multiple trunks.
Trees or shrubs can be trimmed.
10-25 feet height to 15-to 15-foot spread.
It is best to stay away from the direct influence of the coast and be easily moldy, so choose the moldy "Indian tribe" hybrid offspringresistant.
From July to September, a large number of flowers bloom in various color choices.
Like deep watering not often.
* Magnolia (
Magnolia South)--
Evergreen, slow growth of 40-80 feetfoot spread.
Can be planted on the lawn.
Big white flowers in summer and autumn, big green leaves.
Heavy leaves and fallen flowers may be until September.
* Pine Canada (
Canary Island pine)--
Fast-growing evergreen to 80 feet.
Nice along the coast.
Quick drainage is required.
* Ah yuezi (
Chinese pistachio)--
Fallen leaves, medium to 50 feet, 40-foot spread.
Water the lawn is allowed.
The color of autumn is red or yellow.
Fruit trees;
In order to avoid fruit loss, the male can be grafted.
* Gracilior (Fern Pine)--
Evergreen, medium planting, 45-50 feetfoot spread.
Very clean tree with few leaves falling.
Can be planted on the lawn.
* Purple leaf Li "Autumn Leaf "(Purple-Leaf Plum)--
Leaves, moretrunk.
Grow to 25 feet with 10-to 15-foot spread.
Best away from coastal directly influence.
Pink flowers in spring, with purple leaves behind.
Edible red plums.
Can be planted on the lawn.
* Oak Forest (Coast live oak)--Wide-
Spread to 70 feet high with similar spread.
Rapid growth can reach 25 feet in 10 years.
Evergreen, dense leaves may be messy when the old leaves fall in the early spring.
Coastal Climate is needed.
* Tabebuia impetiginosa (
Small pink tree)--
Half hard, 15-30 feet rapid growthfoot spread.
At the end of winter and early spring, very bright pink flowers and yellow centers cover bare branches.
Can stand watering the lawn.
For specific information on the planting and conservation of trees, please consult the local nursery, Sunset new western garden books or contact the tree Society: California-(714)557-
Anaheim No. 2575-(714)254-
Orange County Tree Society 5129--(714)449-
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