STORMWATER TREES

Trees can hold rainwater on their leaves, needles and branches and capture water by absorbing it into the ground through root systems. Healthy cities have a healthy tree canopy, offering many, many more benefits above and beyond managing water where it falls.

 

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Solutions for planting trees downtown

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Credit: Philadelphia Water Department

 

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Trees in one of several bioswales at the former Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee