Trees New York’s Stormwater Control Project is designed to capture and remediate stormwater runoff in areas prone to flooding. Concrete sidewalks and asphalt streets in New York City are typically impervious surfaces, which means that water cannot readily penetrate the material and enter the groundwater. Instead, water flows across the surface and into a storm drain.
An effective way to reduce the quantity and speed of this runoff is by reducing the amount of impervious surfaces in our urban environment. For the following projects, Trees New York combines decades of experience of installing new tree beds with additional design elements that effectively intercept, store and evaporate stormwater before it has the chance to run into the storm sewer.