Tag Archive: trees

Jun 06

Trees as Stormwater Managers

A growing solution to stormwater runoff: If you’ve stood under a tree to stay dry during a storm, you know that leaves and branches can slow or even stop raindrops. Ted Endreny of the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry says in a drizzle… Endreny: “The canopy can capture nearly …

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May 23

iTree Hydro

Technology goes out on a limb for clean water. Listen up: Trees slow, absorb, and purify rainfall. That helps decrease runoff and stormwater pollution. Now, a software tool called I-Tree Hydro helps city and regional planners measure the exact water benefits of tree cover versus impervious surfaces in their community. Ted Endreny of the State …

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Oct 23

Trees Can Be a Stream’s Best Friend

Streams with forested banks are healthier than streams without ’em. Wade in to cleaner water: Tree-lined streams aren’t just pretty—healthy trees also make for healthier streams. How’s that, you ask? A review of more than 200 studies about streams led Bern Sweeney, PhD, director and senior research scientist of Pennsylvania’s Stroud Water Research Center, to …

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