Day: July 3, 2019

Stormwater Tree Trench

Stormwater Tree Trench

Stormwater Tree Trench

07/03/19

“How can we have a natural flood resilience system almost naked to the human eye?”

Urban stormwater resilience will be one of the biggest topics in the new climate. However, a lot of times solutions leave the surface exposed. So how can we use our engineering mindsets to solve this? Well, what if we were to just have a series of trees with an engineered system in the sidewalk that would siphon water to move underneath their roots? This is the idea behind a Stormwater Tree Trench, which are used in a variety of cities to manage their stormwater.

Image credit http://www.phillywatersheds.org