The Environmental Services Tree Program represents only a piece of the future for stormwater management in the urban watershed. Environmental Services uses and promotes cost-effective green infrastructure tools for managing stormwater, including ecoroofs, green walls, green streets, rain gardens, and natural area restoration. Projects like Tabor to the River and the Foster Floodplain are examples of innovative solutions to recurring stormwater problems.
Tree in Tabor to River stormwater planter
In the Tabor to the River area, the Environmental Services Tree Program offers street trees in tandem with other Environmental Services green infrastructure programs to maximize stormwater management solutions that work for individual property owners. While updating aging pipe infrastructure is an important part of this program, using green infrastructure leverages many additional benefits, such as providing habitat and clean air, reducing the urban heat island, managing traffic patterns, and beautifying neighborhoods.
With thoughtful blendings of all these tools, we are working to keep our rivers clean, our watersheds healthy, and our communities sustainable and livable.