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How Trees Can Help with Stormwater

Post Date:10/31/2018 4:26 PM

oak leaf with waterOne of the most overlooked and underappreciated services of trees is their ability to reduce the volume of water rushing through gutters and pipes following a storm. Through the collective action of leaves and the anchoring and absorbing effects of roots, trees also contribute to soil stabilization, cleaner water and the recharge of groundwater that serves as a drinking water supply. Simply put, not only do trees serve a role in stormwater retention, they also have resulting benefits to public health and municipal budgets.



Take a look at this poster for more info on how trees can assist with drainage issues and stormwater retention that can help us all. 

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