by K Cappiella, T Schueler, T Wright, J Tomlinson

USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, Newton, PA


This report, the third in a three-part series on how trees can be used to protect and restore urban watersheds, focuses on tree plantings. Practical, detailed assistance with assessing the site; designing the planting plan; understanding soil volumes; evaluating potential impacts of stormwater runoff; reducing conflicts with infrastructure; preparing the site for planting; and proper techniques for planting, inspection, and maintenance are presented. Checklists, step-by-step instructions, and data collection sheets make this a practical tool for use by nonexperts. The authors caution, however, that the information is heavily based on work done in the Chesapeake Bay region and therefore is not necessarily always appropriate for use in other climates.

Region: Northeastern United States
Publication Type: Technical report
Keywords: manuals, stormwater management, tree planting, urban forestry, and watersheds