Keeping their cool - Wessex rivers improved by planting trees

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2015 Case study 3
Keeping their cool - Wessex rivers improved by planting trees

How can trees improve rivers? here we explain how...

Combined efforts by the Woodland Trust and the Environment Agency have seen the water quality in rivers and streams in the Wessex area greatly improved by planting trees. Trees along river banks can reduce diffuse pollution and slow surface water run-off, provide shade, and cool rivers and streams.