How Trees Help Maintain Healthy Streams and Waterways

Trees are an amazing natural resource, as well as being an aesthetically pleasing, curb appeal-increasing addition to homes, business, and rental properties. They help to clean the air we breathe and provide us with more oxygen, but did you know that planting trees can even help keep the water clean?

How Trees Help Maintain Healthy Streams and Waterways

Water is the most vital ingredient in an environment. Without water, nothing else can really grow and thrive. You might not think much about the environment on a day-to-day basis, but placing trees near streams can sometimes go a long way toward helping everything stay balanced while also giving your property the aesthetic boost it needs.

If your home or business sits near a waterway, consider adding trees along it to help filter pollutants and hold the soil in place. Trees bury their roots deep into the ground and help stop erosion during events like runoff from storms. They can also help to filter out certain kinds of toxins from the soil as they grow, slowly working to restore both stream and soil health.

Large trees can go a long way toward helping keep larger streams and waterways clear of debris, especially during the rainy season, and can even reduce the risk of flooding by keeping excess dirt out of the water where it may build up and either block or divert the course of the waterway. Smaller trees work great as barriers when placed near stream beds and on slopes where storm water runoff can occur.

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