Several years ago we had to remove three old shade trees from our yard because a branch fell on the roof of our neighbors garage. Thankfully it did not hurt anyone. We reluctantly cut down our beautiful trees . After the trees were gone we noticed that the house was a lot hotter during the summer months. We have noticed a significant difference in our electric bill. My husband has planted seedlings all around the yard, so during the summer months the trees will eventually shade the house and shop.
I began noticing in our area; not many people have enough trees planted to shade their homes. I hope this instructable will inspire you to plant a few seedlings, even if you might not receive the benefits; plant them for the next guy!