Planting more trees can reduce UK's flood risk, research shows
Natural defenses, including planting more trees, could be a solution to the country’s flooding problems, according to new research.
In a study led by the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, scientists found that planting trees could reduce the height of flooding in towns by up to 20%. They found strategic planting on flood plains could help towns downstream reduce the “peak height” of floods.
The research, funded by the Environment Agency, is published in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
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Posted on 29th April 2016