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
Mar. 24
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
May 28
Memorial Day Observance
Jul. 04
Independence Day
Sep. 03
Labor Day
Nov. 12
Veteran's Day Observance
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Natural Resources Outreach SpecialistPublic Works Department
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