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What's a Stormwater Tree?

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Keywords: Infra red , heat dome , susurration , dappled pattern , street tree , curb cut , storm water , infiltrate , ground water , canopy , stormwater , climate change , sequester , climate connections ,

A stormwater tree might look like a typical street tree, but it has a unique design to help it manage stormwater: The tree is planted in a lower pit, which collects more water. The tree's root system uses the rainwater to grow. The underground pit is filled with soil and stone. The pit stores water, where it is slowly absorbed by the earth. Get the full story at stormwaterpa.org/soak-it-up-stormwater-trees Climate Connections: Stormwater trees are a green infrastructure tool being employed by cities to prepare for and adapt to climate change. Check out the Climate Connections in Teacher Resources!

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