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The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

January 2014

Publication type:

Policy paper



Woodland creation and flood management, January 2014 policy paper

This policy paper considers the role of woodland creation in flood mitigation.

How can trees and hedges help mitigate floods and aid water management? These case studies from Wales provide real life examples to illustrate how it works.

The paper examines:

  • the cost and misery of flooding
  • the different types of flooding
  • impacts of land use on flooding
  • how trees can help.
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