The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

March 2012

Publication type:

Research report



Managing the drought research report, March 2012

This research report reviews the evidence of the benefits of native tree species for shelter on the water regime of pasture and arable crops.

Climate change promises more weather extremes. To maintain current levels of agricultural production and ensure food security water needs to be used more efficiently.

Before the evidence is presented, the report provides overviews of:

  • evapotranspiration
  • shelterbelt design
  • crop microclimate.
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