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
Jan. 27
Friends of Trees - Tree Planting Event 9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Minto-Brown Island Park
2200 Minto Island RD S
Salem OR 97302
Jan. 30
Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Summit8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Keizer Civic Center
903 Chemawa RD NE
Keizer
OR 97303
Feb. 19
President's Day
Feb. 24
Friends of Trees - Tree Planting Event9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Minto-Brown Island Park
2200 Minto Island RD S
Salem OR 97302
Mar. 10
Friends of Trees - Tree Planting Event9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Judson Middle School
4512 Jones RD SE
Salem
OR 97302

Contact us

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