Tag Archives: flooding

Woodland and Water – a success story in Kent

 As the Woodland Trust launches its new report ‘Stemming the flow’ here is a timely guest blog from one of our Councillor Tree Champions, Cllr Tony Harwood. “Almost 1000 properties were affected by flooding from rivers across Kent earlier this year.  However, against this … Continue reading

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Woody debris on the Uck

Re-blogged from the TrUck – Trees on the River Uck – project’s blog “Wood in rivers, in or out?” Historically woody debris that occurs naturally in our rivers has been removed, in the belief that it reduces the movement of … Continue reading

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Trees and flooding

Recent flooding has highlighted the importance of land use in either contributing to or mitigating flood risk. In particular the suggestion that trees might play an important role in helping reduce flood risk. Reports from the Woodland Trust on water … Continue reading

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Wood Wise: trees and woodland in water management

The latest issue of Wood Wise looks at the opportunities trees and woodland offer for water management. Case studies focus on a number of projects and cover issues such as flooding, pollution of watercourses, soil erosion and the health of … Continue reading

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Wales: Reduce flood risk. Plant trees.

Did you know that around 357,000 properties in Wales – or about 1 in 6 buildings – are at risk of flooding? And that the natural environment, and trees in particular, can play a huge part in helping absorbing surface water … Continue reading

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Is there a market for nature?

When you work in conservation policy for any length of time you become a geek, a geek who uses jargon which few other people understand and it becomes just another part of everyday life. But honestly, who thought up “Ecosystems … Continue reading

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Fish live in trees too

Ecosystem services are in the news a lot at the moment. Our latest guest blog is from Peter Leeson, who has been using the power of the moving picture to highlight how trees can bring huge benefits to us in so many … Continue reading

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