Importance of Trees to the River

The forest filters and neutralizes some pollutants such as acid rain and helps keep them out of the Hudson.  The forest stabilizes land because roots tend to hold soil together.  When the trees and large plants are cleared from river banks, erosion can result.  Eroded soil and rock adds to the            rivers’ load of sediments, impacting both plant and animal residents.

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