The ACTrees national network of greening organizations and municipalities is harnessing the power of trees to manage stormwater runoff in urban areas. Stormwater runoff is created when rain falls on roads, driveways, parking lots, rooftops and other paved surfaces that do not allow water to soak into the ground. These large volumes of water are swiftly carried to our local streams, lakes, wetlands and rivers and can cause flooding and erosion, and wash away important habitat for wildlife. Learn how the ACTrees network is strategically using urban trees to keep our waterways secure.
You're Invited to Tweet
Welcome! @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees. The live chat begins Tuesday, February 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!
Find out more on this week's #Treechat
- What is stormwater runoff pollution?
- What implications does stormwater runoff have for surrounding walkways and paving, landscapes and nearby bodies of water?
- Compare and contrast stormwater falling in a forest with that falling on impervious surfaces
- Discuss how best to employ trees to control and use stormwater runoff
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Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat. They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!
If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat. It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.
Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners. We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.