More trees for less runoff

It should go without saying that trees absorb stormwater a lot better than, say, a parking lot. But up until now, the city of Charleston hasn’t had much concrete data on tree coverage or the ability to link that data to flooding and stormwater drainage. That will soon change, thanks to an ongoing study funded by a grant from the Green Infrastructure Consortium that will take stock of Charleston’s tree canopy coverage and offer insight into how more trees could improve drainage.

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Source: Post and Courier

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