Trees help manage manage stormwater runoff and protect water by reducing runoff that can carry pollutants to waterways.
– Tree leaves help reduce erosion caused by falling rain by intercepting droplets
– Trees provide surface area for rain to land and evaporate on their leaves, branches and bark.
-Tree roots soak up water and create soil conditions in the soil that promote infiltration.
– Trees can filter pollutants out of the water that moves through their cells and even the soil near the roots.
Plant a tree on Arbor Day, Nebraska’s homegrown holiday, next Saturday, April 30.