Trees clean air of pollutants, reduce summer heat, buffer noise, reduce stormwater runoff and recharge water tables.
The PA Horticultural Society
CURTIS ARBORETUM BUFFER PLANTINGS
Volunteers from the Cheltenham Township Environmental Advisory Council, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership and Arcadia University planted more than 800 native trees and shrubs in the riparian buffer along Rock Creek in Curtis Arboretum in Wyncote in November 2009. The additional plants, which were purchased through a Tree Vitalize grant, will help improve water quality in local waterways by filtering out pollutants and slowing creek water during flood events.