Urban Tree Canopy

Trees reduce and slow stormwater by intercepting precipitation in their leaves and branches. Many cities have set tree canopy goals to restore some of the benefits of trees that were lost when the areas were developed. 

Homeowners, businesses, and community groups can participate in planting and maintaining trees throughout the urban environment. Trees pay a vital role in reducing erosion by slowing the flow of water and by stopping particles of soil carried by the water. 
Consider planting more trees at your home, business, or campus!


  • Reduce and slow stormwater
  • Increase shade cover
  • Enhance campus aesthetics and improve air quality
  • Enhance wildlife habitat
  • Larger the tree, greater the cooling effect 
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