TFISE adopted bald cypress


> Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment

Tree species 

> Bald cypress


 > UK CATchement rain garden


TFISE employees (former and present) have committed to adopting the four Bald Cypress trees that are planted in the CATchment rain garden. The CATchment was put in place in by the TFISE Water working group and partners in order to capture storm water runoff, encouraging infiltration into the soil. Plant processes break down contaminants, erosion is slowed and the plantings have contributed to campus beautification. Collectively they add $33 in overall annual benefits, intercept 769 gallons of storm water, conserve 11 kWh of energy and reduce atmospheric CO2 by 32 pounds.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 769

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 11

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 32

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 33



  1. TFISE’s favorite bald cypress in spring 2017