Plant Trees to Improve Salem Streams

Trees reduce stormwater runoff and the pollutants it carries into Salem streams. Some ways trees improve Salem streams include:

  • Blocking rain with their leaves, branches and trunks
  • Soaking up water through the its roots
  • Releasing water back to the air through its leaves
  • Reducing erosion
  • Stabilizing stream banks
  • Cooling water temperature by shading streams

How you can help

  • Plant a tree in your yard, especially near your driveway, where it can help reduce stormwater runoff, increase your property value, and provide year-round beauty.

  • Work with your neighbors and neighborhood association to beautify your street with trees. Contact the City for assistance in selecting and planting street trees.

  • Apply for a Watershed Grant to protect or improve the health of our watersheds.

Tree planting events
May 28
Memorial Day Observance
Jul. 04
Independence Day
Sep. 03
Labor Day
Nov. 12
Veteran's Day Observance
Nov. 22
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observanceCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Contact us

Natural Resources Outreach SpecialistPublic Works Department
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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