Trees Getting to the Root of the Problem

Trees are nature’s most efficient runoff managers. Their leaves actually drink in rain, and their root systems capture water that would otherwise enter our storm drains and add to the overburdening of our sewage systems.

In addition, they provide social, communal, environmental, and economic benefits for you and your community.

What are some of the benefits?

  • “Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20–50 percent in energy used for heating.” —USDA Forest Service
  • “Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value.” —USDA Forest Service
  • “The planting of trees means improved water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. This allows more recharging of the ground water supply. Wooded areas help prevent the transport of sediment and chemicals into streams.” —USDA Forest Service


Our tree planting experts can help you select the perfect trees to complement your landscape design and maximize water retention in areas prone to runoff.

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