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This factsheet quantified the effect of removing urban street trees and their canopy on stormwater generation in a medium-density residential area. Using a pairedcatchment experimental design, rainfall-runoff relations were characterized in two medium-density residential catchments in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (fig. 1), during May through September in 2018–20. Results of the study are detailed in Selbig and others (2022). Understanding the value of urban tree canopy as a tool for stormwater management can help cities assess how removal and subsequent planting of street trees may affect the volume of stormwater runoff.

Keywords: urban, stormwater, stormwater management, urban street trees, urban trees, rainfall-runoff, stormwater runoff

U.S. Geological Survey. (2022, September). View Resource Download Resource
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