Do you have problems with flooding in your street or yard after the rain? Do you want a cheap and easy fix that will also lower your energy bills, raise the value of your home, make your street safer, and benefit wildlife? If so, all you need is a tree.
Trees help with stormwater flooding by increasing the amount of water that can be stored in the soil, increasing the rate at which water can soak into the soil, and moving the water back into the atmosphere through evapotranspiration (i.e. soaking the water in through its roots and sending it out in the form of water vapor through the pores in its leaves). A single large tree can manage the water from 1 inch of rainfall over approximately half an acre.
Flooding problems will only increase in the future. As our sea levels rise so does our groundwater. Even non-coastal areas that do not experience tidal flooding will see more stormwater flooding as a result. The more trees we plant today, the better prepared we will be for the future.
Learn more about trees and the species recommended for Hollywood on our website. http://www.hollywoodfl.org/1080/The-Value-of-Street-Trees