What are Stormwater Trees?
Stormwater trees can hold rainwater on their leaves and branches, infiltrate it into the ground, absorb it through root systems and evapotranspire it to the atmosphere. They can be used in conjunction with engineered soils and other types of green infrastructure and work best when they’re mature (and so are not a quick fix to storm water issues).
What are the benefits of Stormwater Trees?
- soak up rainwater before it enters our sewer pipes and rivers
- fight climate change
- reduce the risk of flooding
- reduce air pollution
- improve health
- provide oxygen
- beautify the community
Stormwater Tree Installation and Care
Questions about installation or care of your sustainable landscaping? Here are some helpful resources:
How do I select my stormwater tree?
How do I plant my new tree?
How do I care for my stormwater tree?
How should I mulch around my stormwater tree?
People in the Milwaukee community with stormwater trees.