This report looks into the feasibility and effectiveness of utilizing trees as natural assets to manage rainwater in low-density residential zoning across the city of Vancouver. Through the review of case studies and climate adaptable tree species suitable to Vancouver, recommendations were made as to which trees may be suitable to be planted in a residential front yard in an effort to mitigate surface runoff and manage rainwater. Required setbacks and restrictions were also considered.

Partner: City of Vancouver
Funder: City of Vancouver & UBC
Keywords: climate mitigation, green infrastructure, healthy city, sustainable development & green economy, water

Julianna Neudorf