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Making Urban Trees Count: Design Specifications for Urban Tree Planting

CREDITING FRAMEWORK PRODUCT #8 of Making Urban Trees Count: A Project to Demonstrate the Role of Urban Trees in Achieving Regulatory Compliance for Clean Water

The design specifications for urban tree planting presented here are designed to serve as a base level specification for communities who are adopting pollution reduction credits for tree planting for stormwater or TMDL requirements.  The intent of these specifications is to produce healthy trees that can provide water quality benefits in a variety of urban settings.   These specifications are intended to be generic and flexible to be applied at a national scale and allow communities to adopt and adjust as needed to reflect local growing conditions and climate.  Communities should adopt and adjust the specifications as needed to reflect local growing conditions and climate.  Resources are also provided to allow for more refined and detailed specification if desired.

Center for Watershed Protection
Date Published
December 2017
Center for Watershed Protection
Ellicott City, MD
Resource Format
Model Project/Program
Stormwater Management, Planting, Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Indexed By
ufs - drh
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