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Trees: An essential part of stormwater management

Oak leaves in the rain
Ever heard of the term “stormwater runoff”? It refers to rainfall that does not seep into the ground and instead flows over the ground surface and into our sewer or drainage systems. In urban and suburban areas, where there is an abundance of sidewalks, roads and other paved areas, stormwater management is becoming an increasingly complicated and costly problem. But, trees can help! Not only are they are a cost-effective way to reduce flooding, they also provide countless co-benefits such as shade, air purification, beauty and privacy.

Create a Pollinator Paradise

Our bees and butterflies depend on a variety of native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees. All it takes to create the perfect pollinator paradise is having the right plants in the right location, giving them the proper care and showing your yard a little love. Follow this nine-step guide to help turn any urban garden into a haven for butterflies, native bees and other pollinators!

Spring Buds and Fall Foliage at Colonel Samuel Smith Park

© 2018 David Slaughter & Kanchan Maharaj / LEAF: images side-by-side of the tour group in the spring and fall
Colonel Samuel Smith Park is famous as a bird watching hotspot and for its outdoor ice rink trail, but this year it became the site of another exciting development! In the spring and fall of 2018, LEAF hosted a special two-part Tree Tour series in this park. Tour participants had the delightful opportunity to learn seasonal tree identification tips from our certified arborist.