Tree Box Filters

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Soil Enriching
Photo by Kara Bonsack.

Soil Enriching

Photo by Kara Bonsack.

Tree box filters are like a mini “rain garden in a box.” They take stormwater runoff from a road or parking lot and allow it to sink in to the ground, recharging local groundwater supplies. The soil media and tree also help to improve the quality of the water passing through.

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Eagleville Brook LID/GI Interactive Map

UConn has several tree box filters installed; visit the Eagleville Brook Interactive Map.


A Guided Virtual Tour of LID/GI Practices

UConn has several tree box filters on campus and there are many installed in the Storrs Downtown area. Visit the interactive map.

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Tree Box Photo Gallery

Browse through photos of tree boxes in Connecticut.

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National LID Atlas

Use the National LID Atlas to visit real world examples from Connecticut and beyond.

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Funded in part by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection through a
United States Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant.