There are two types of tree planting activities that can earn nutrient reductions for your community. The first type of practice, called urban tree canopy expansion, includes any small, residential planting or the addition of new street trees. If your tree planting project establishes a forest-like condition, based on planting density and understory management, the practice would instead be called an urban forest planting.

Below are several resources, including the Expert Panel report the defines the nutrient and sediment reductions your community can earn for tree plantings, as well as CSN’s fact sheet that breaks down the Expert Panel report and helps you get started!

U-11 Urban Tree Planting Practices Fact Sheet

Expert Panel Report and Resources

Tree Canopy Expansion Expert Panel Report: Final

Training Resources

[Webcast] Crediting Street Sweeping and Storm Drain Cleaning in the Chesapeake Bay