More Green Stormwater Alternatives – Plant Trees

There are a number of things that can be done in addition to building rain gardens. By combining some of these proven techniques you may be able to reduce all the runoff on your property.

Take a look and try them out.

Downspout Disconnection
Rain Barrels
Reduced Pavement or Use of Porous Paving Material
Green Roofs
Plant Native Plants
Plant Trees

 

Plant Trees

Trees “breath” carbon dioxide and “exhale” oxygen. They help reduce heat by creating shade and soak up excess water near our homes and in our towns and cities.

“The planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams.” -USDA Forest Service

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