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Planting trees to protect water - the role of trees and woods on farms

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Planting Trees To Protect Water
Publication date 2012
Publication type Research report
Pages 20

Integrating trees into farming systems can improve water quality and help mitigate flooding, while also supporting production.

Land use has a significant impact on water quality and flooding. Trees and woods on farms have a role to play in managing water quality and quantity through mitigating pollution and safeguarding water resources. Targeted tree planting has been identified as one of the ways to manage water quality and quantity in farming systems.