Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Landscaping for summer shade: Good planning uses cooling influence of plants to reduce summer temperatures in living areas

Authors

R. B. Deering
F. A. Brooks

Authors Affiliations

R. B. Deering is Assistant Professor of Landscape Management, University of California, Davk; F. A. Brooks is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 7(5):11-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v007n05p11. May 1953.

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Abstract

Over 40% of the sun's heat can enter uninsulated houses through the roof but as a shadow—from overhead foliage or cover—moves over an area, the speed of cooling makes the newly shaded area immediately useful.

Deering R, Brooks F. 1953. Landscaping for summer shade: Good planning uses cooling influence of plants to reduce summer temperatures in living areas. Hilgardia 7(5):11-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v007n05p11
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