How do trees relate to storm water management? Trees need water to
survive and grow tall. They soak up water with their roots and then
transport the water up through their trunks to the leaves in their
canopies. The leaves release the water to atmosphere through
evapo-transpiration. Also the tree roots and leaf litter create soil
conditions that the slow the flow of water on the ground and increase
infiltration of rainwater into the soil. In these ways, trees planted
near porous pavements such as streets and parking lots help reduce the
amount of water flowing into the combined sewer system.
Between the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 planting seasons, 158 trees
were planted in the Park Hill, Parkwood, Franklin Park and Dunrovin
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