Preserving Natural Vegetation

Benefits and Reasons

Preserving Natural Vegetation is of great important in preventing runoff into storm water. Vegetation provides erosion control, storm water detention, biofiltration, and aesthetic values to your area. Preserving natural vegetation means protecting desirable trees, vines, bushes, and grasses from damages during project development. Listed below are noteworthy benefits and reasons to preserve natural vegetation:

  • It is easier to process higher quantities of storm water runoff than newly seeded areas.
  • Natural vegetation has a higher filtering capacity than storm water runoff by intercepting rainfall, promoting infiltration, and lowers the water table through transpiration.
  • Natural vegetation provides a fully developed habitat for wildlife.
  • Natural vegetation provides as a shield and screen against noise and visual disturbances.
  • Natural vegetation usually requires much less maintenance than planting new vegetation.