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‘Plant trees to stop flooding’

February 12, 2014

Britain should turn swathes of its upland pastures into woodland to help prevent flooding, according to a former environment minister, Lord Rooker. He said new forests would slow flooding by trapping water with their roots.

The idea of “rewilding” the uplands is catching on as parts of Britain face repeated flooding.

Find out more about this story at the BBC website 

Read this supporting Environment Agency research paper at the River Management Blog

Our project – www.SpreadTrees.com  – aims to involve the community in tree planting in reforesting vulnerable coastal areas to improve soil, absorb water, encourage tree growth and stabilise climate

 

 

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