Louisville Replenishes Tree Canopy to Help Reduce Storm Water Runoff

Louisville, KY (December 12, 2012) – Storms, neglect, and drought have killed about 300 of Louisville’s downtown trees in the past few years, but tight budgets prevented replanting and the result is reduced shading on city streets and more storm water runoff and flooding. To restore these environmental benefits and the beauty of street trees, a $40,000 grant from the Metropolitan Sewer District to the Louisville Downtown Management District, is bringing 166 new trees and seven years of maintenance. See video.

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