Mailing Address:

Northeast Shade Tree
P.O. Box 4434
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Trees Slow Storm Water Runoff

Flash flooding is already reduced by forests and can be dramatically reduced by planting more trees. One Colorado blue spruce, either planted or growing wild, can intercept more than 1,000 gallons of water annually when fully grown. Underground water-holding aquifers are recharged with this slowing down of water runoff. Recharged aquifers counter drought.