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Trees & Stormwater

Trees not only add beauty and value to our properties, they also provide numerous benefits to our individual health and our communities as well. Learn more below...


Preserving natural tree canopy and the use of tree plantings in urban landscapes controls runoff through a number of mechanisms.

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Utilizing woody plants adds aesthetic and functional vegetation to stormwater retention practices.

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Engineering urban forests for stormwater management. Published by the EPA.


It is important to consider an integrated approach to stormwater management. This fact sheet can help!

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This guide addresses planting and maintaining trees adjacent to roadways or sidewalks in urban areas where buildings and impervious surfaces create harsh environments.


Increased stream water temperatures, flow, and erosion are a just a few problems facing our local waterways.

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