The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

July 2017

Publication type:

Case study



Effects of flooding on lowland farm 2017 case study

This case study investigates the impact, including cost, of severe annual river-flooding on a mixed lowland farm in Shropshire.

It followed the farmer’s management response, including extensive tree planting.

The farmer found that despite the cost of planting, the trees enable him to maximise the use of his land though they were not an overall solution to all of the flooding issues.

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