This project developed an array of land-use/tree canopy prototypes for assessment, including a typical subdivision roadway, an urban street, and a parking lot. For each of these prototypes, variants were developed to represent a range of tree planting strategies that would be generally practicable in Massachusetts communities.  While many other variations could be used, the range of impervious-area/tree-cover scenarios used in this study should provide a reasonable assessment of the potential runoff benefits associated with tree canopy.

Subdivision Roadway

Urban Downtown Street

Parking Lot