Trees Help Cities Meet Clean Water Regulations

Washington, DC (Summer 2000)- Tree cover in urban areas can provide cities with reduced costs for stormwater management and improvement in water quality. American Forests has developed a computer software package to measure the effects of urban tree cover and impervious surfaces on stromwater that will help city managers meet every tightening water quality regulations. Scientific research and time-tested engineering practices provide the basis for the software calculations.


CITYgreen software is helping cities to heighten quality through increased canopy cover. Read more about Trees and City Stromwater.