IMPLEMENT UNDERSTAND THE OPPORTUNITIES Learn about some of the opportunities for urban forestry in your community! TREE PLANTING Aside from selecting a tree that fits the site, you need to consider soil conditions, climate, desired impacts, diversity and age class — not to mention maintenance needs and budgets. STORMWATER GUIDES Check out some of these useful stormwater implementation guides. DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS Learn about different stormwater management designs that incorporate trees! STORMWATER MODELING As a site designer, planner, or environmental manager, you can create a representation or simulation of a site and apply various environmental data to determine possible impacts. MAKE THE CASE FOR GREEN OVER GRAY Adopting green infrastructure practices – particularly as part of an integrated system – almost always will save on construction costs and maintenance over the long term. So how can you prove it? FUNDING Urban forestry as a stormwater management strategy represents a long-term investment that demands careful management for decades into the future. But budgets change, and certainly don’t grow automatically to match maintenance costs as trees grow older and decline. RETURN ON INVESTMENT Trees in the built environment provide many benefits to the community – almost all of which can be measured in dollars and cents.