Water and Forests

The role trees play in water quality

Infographics and easy reading make these essentials palatable at any age (including ours).

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photo: cover of USDA publication about Water and Forests

artwork: Why is water important?

infographic: What is a watershed?

This educational brochure was produced by the Georgia-Pacific Corporation.

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