Cool your community and your own backyard by planting trees. Research has shown that neighborhoods with well-shaded streets can be 10 degrees cooler than those without. So even if you live in an apartment, have a small lot or your landscape is full, helping your community increase the tree canopy can save everyone money. Start with a call to your local tree board, Municipal Forester or Park Department. Ask how you can help increase the number and care of trees in your community. You may be surprised what a difference you can make.