Tree Planting

Tree canopy coverage is vital for urban stormwater management as trees capture and store rainwater in their canopies and root zones, eventually releasing this water over time into the atmosphere through evapotranspiration. Trees also help to slow down and temporarily store stormwater runoff due to their physical presence and the ability of tree roots to improve soil conditions to promote infiltration. Urban trees also provide a host of other community benefits including those related to aesthetics, air quality, shading, property values, and energy.

Click here for information on the Save the Rain Urban Forestry Program.

CU-Soil Structural Soil
Planting Soil for Modular Tree Cells
Planting Soils
Tree Ring Details

There are several varieties of tree plantings. Click on the images below to download detailed drawings for: (1) Balled, Burlapped Tree Plantings (2) Bare Root Tree Plantings (3) Modular Tree Cells (4) Tree Plantings in Planter Beds (5) and Tree Pits.

Balled Burlapped Tree Planting Detail

Balled & Burlapped Trees

Tree Pit Detail Drawing

Tree Pit Detail

Tree in Planter Bed - Detail Drawing

Tree in Planter Bed

Bare Root Tree Planting Detail

Bare Root Tree Planting

Modular Tree Cell Layout

Modular Tree Cell Layout