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"Trees provide considerable stormwater volume and pollution control
through rainfall interception and intensity reduction, stormwater
infiltration and uptake, and nutrient load reduction. This document
focuses on the effects of trees on urban stormwater runoff, provides
some helpful urban forest management strategies to maximize
stormwater benefits, and demonstrates several examples around the
United States where the stormwater benefits of urban trees are credited
for reducing stormwater volume and pollutant loading. This document
serves as a resource manual for natural resource professionals to help
them communicate with stormwater managers and engineering professionals about the science and benefits of urban trees in stormwater management. Resources on accounting for the stormwater functions of
trees are provided as a starting point for State and local governments
interested in providing regulatory credit for urban forests in green
stormwater infrastructure. "
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 2020. Urban forest systems and
green stormwater infrastructure. FS–1146. Washington, DC. 23 p.
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Reach a fascinating article about the intelligence of trees and the work of forest ecologist Suzanne Simard.
July 22-23, 2020
Brought to you by the Southern Urban Wood Network
Connect and collaborate with fellow urban wood enthusiasts from across the southern
United States. Topics will include untapped market ideas, wood generation tracking,
business model examples and much more!
Who Should Attend?
Arborists, Urban Foresters, Tree Care Companies, Carpenters, State & Federal Forestry Agencies, Non-profits, Municipalities, Planners...
- Anyone interested in urban wood!
Read about the new research on the amazing immune system of the gingko tree.