The Environmental Services Tree Program represents only a piece of the future for stormwater management in the urban watershed. Environmental Services uses and promotes many cost-effective green infrastructure tools for managing stormwater, including ecoroofs, green walls, green streets, rain gardens, and natural area restoration. Our work from your Neighborhood to the River and through projects like Foster Floodplain are examples of innovative solutions to recurring stormwater problems.
Tree in a green street
In priority basins we use grey and green tools to maximize stormwater management solutions that work for individual property owners. The Environmental Services Tree Program offers street trees in tandem with other Environmental Services green infrastructure programs. Updating aging pipe infrastructure remains an important part of this work. However, 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. A thoughtful blending of all these tools work to protect public health and the environment.