Urban Tree Canopy Program
The City of Wilmington is the proud participant in a study looking at how trees impact our local water quality. The driving idea behind the study is that if we have more trees, they will help alleviate the issues we face with polluted runoff. Instead of washing off of our streets, roofs, and other impervious surfaces and into our tidal creeks, water can be soaked up by trees. The more trees we have, the less polluted runoff reaches our waterways.
The program partner, the Green Infrastructure Center, has identified areas where the city can best benefit from additional trees. They not only look at where there are too few trees today, but also where there is a low ratio of trees to impervious surfaces. For more information on the Urban Tree Canopy Program, click here.