Stemming the flow - the role of trees and woodland in flood protection

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2014 Policy paper 4
Stemming the flow

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The importance of natural processes in flood defence is increasingly recognised. When combined with other flood defences, trees provide a sustainable and low maintenance solution to lessening the risk of flooding as well as delivering other environmental and economic benefits. Trees and green space have a place among flood protection measures being considered and delivered by risk management authorities.