The natural solution is the best solution

Trees intercept rainfall and help increase infiltration and the ability of soil to store water. By retaining water in their canopy – even for a short time – trees can disperse precipitation over a longer time period and reduce velocity of the water when it does fall.


Why should you implement community forestry practices as part of your community’s stormwater management plan?

It Works

Trees can add another dimension to both your “gray” and “green” stormwater management practices – slowing flow, increasing infiltration and evapotranspiration, and removing pollutants.

Return on Investment

Maybe it won’t be the biggest part of your investment, but it can pay the biggest dividends.


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We’ve organized the site so that you can both learn about using trees in stormwater management, and make the case for doing just that in your own community.


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We’ve organized our resource library so you can easily locate and download the data you’ll need to document your proposal.


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