Tuesday, February 8, 2011

State of Vermont adds web content on urban tree canopy and stormwater

Urban Tree Canopy

Photo: VT DEC Water Quality Division
Trees protect water and soil resources by reducing the amount of runoff and pollutant loading through evapotranspiration, interception and infiltration.  A healthy urban tree canopy also provides the added benefit of shade and lower urban heat indices.  New planter box design technologies are allowing for increased soil volumes under pavement allowing for larger, healthy trees and the treatment of stormwater.

No comments:

Post a Comment

We welcome your comments provided they are not Anonymous. Anonymous comments will not be posted.