Did you know? Pierce County receives 38-56 inches
of rain per year. Rain that does not soak into the ground turns into
runoff that picks up oils, fertilizers, and other chemicals along the
way that pollute our streams, rivers and Puget Sound. Trees can help
soak up that polluted runoff and filter it.
How to Plant a Tree Video
Why plant trees?
catch rainwater and slow runoff, which cleans the water and reduces the
risk of flooding. Trees help prevent erosion along stream banks and
allow more water to soak into the ground to replenish groundwater.
Trees increase property value
Trees shade our homes and protect against cold during the winter
Trees filter pollutants out of runoff as water drains through roots and soil
Trees provide habitat for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects