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

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2012 Research report 20
Planting Trees To Protect Water

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.