Alpharetta sets meeting on trees, storm water

Alpharetta will unveil a study evaluating the use of urban trees to manage storm water at a community meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 13.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza. The study was funded by the USDA Forest Service and completed through a partnership involving Alpharetta, the Georgia Forestry Commission and the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC).

“GIC will present the findings of the study and discuss the value of trees in helping communities comply with storm water permits, reduce flooding and meet surface water quality goals,” Alpharetta said a meeting announcement. The study incorporates information from city staff, city codes and attendees at previous meetings.

Meeting attendees will be asked to comment on using data to increase and protect Alpharetta’s tree canopy.