Since at least the late 1800s, scientists and forest managers in the United States have recognized that forests have strong influences on water resources. Today the connections between forests and water are widely reported in the news media, promoted by natural resource agencies, and investigated by specialists such as hydrologists, dendrologists, foresters, forest biologists, and water managers. The article linked below gives readers a basic introduction to Virginia’s trees and a foundation for assessing the interesting and complicated connections between water and trees.
Trees and Water, by Sanglin Lee and Alan Raflo, Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Blacksburg, Va.
Sanglin Lee was a Virginia Tech English Department intern at the Virginia Water Resources Research Center during the Fall 2011 semester. Alan Raflo is a research associate at the Virginia Water Center.