The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

May 2014

Publication type:

Policy paper



Use of trees in flood protection, May 2014 policy paper

This policy paper explores the role played by trees, woodland and green space in flood defence.

They are now recognised for their importance as sustainable, low-maintenance solutions when combined with other flood defences.

It concludes that trees and green space increasingly have a place in flood protection measures considered and delivered by risk management authorities.

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