Planting shade trees is important for home owners who wish to cool their houses efficiently and to reduce their expensive, outrageous electrical bills that have accelerated wildly and inflated upwards along with the ridiculous cost of fuels that power plants pass on to the helpless homeowners. Other than reducing power bills, shade trees are important to plant in cooling off parking lots that protect parked automobiles from excessive heating during the summertime and in gardens to shade and cool many shade-loving plants and shrubs. Many State and City agencies plant shade trees along well traveled roads to cool the asphalt and concrete roadways that reflect the heat like furnaces during July and August. The huge towering canopies of leaves and branches enhance the aesthetic land values and offer privacy privileges to the homeowner. The most common tree that is planted as a shade trees is the: oak tree, the maple tree, and the elm tree. In the South, nut bearing trees like the pecan tree and the walnut tree are commonly planted near houses for shade. Many shade trees have multiple uses in addition to shading, such as bright leaf color, flowering like the tulip poplar tree, or fast growing characteristics that quickly provide shade.