With summer coming, the sun is going to start heating up Lynden homes and forcing people fire up their air conditioners and fans to try to beat the summer heat. One great way to avoid those high cooling costs is to plant trees around your Bellevue home. Not only will planting trees help you stay cool but they can also improve your landscaping, help the environment, raise your home value, and offer a learning experience for your kids. While a tree planted today won’t yield lower cooling costs today, they will help in the long run.

Before you go out and start planting trees in your yard, it is important to make a plan, and if you aren’t comfortable with doing this yourself be sure to hire a professional. Here are a few key points to keep in mind when adding new trees around your home.

  • Use Native Trees – Native trees are a great way to lower maintenance costs and help your home fit in with its surroundings. In the Northwest, we suggest using Deciduous trees like the Douglas Maple.
  • Plant On The East & West – Planting trees on the east and west side of your home will help keep you in the shade for much of the day. Add more trees in the west for afternoon shade, or in the east for early morning cover.
  • Trim And PruneTree trimming and pruning are great ways to shape the tree and ensure it stays safe for years to come.
  • Remove Dangerous Trees – Before your tree becomes a problem, it is important to have it removed. If you are unsure how to spot a hazardous tree or need tree removal, just contact Whatcom Tree Service.

Whether you have just planted a new tree or you have old ones in your yard, it is important to have your tree serviced by a professional. With over 30 years of experience in the Lynden, Washington area, Whatcom Tree Service is the Top Rated Local™ Tree Service for all of your tree removal, tree trimming, and tree care.