Trees for Transition - Working woodlands for a sustainable future

Trees & Water

Chopwell RiverTrees can help us cope with too much water and too little. Tree shelterbelts can intercept rainfall, improve soil structure and holding capacity and reduce surface run-off. With more severe and more frequent rainfall events expected, this has implications for flood control, soil erosion and nutrient leaching. Shelterbelts can also help manage drought by reducing wind-flow and transpiration.

TfT Services

  • Advice on tree planting for soil protection
  • Planting woodland shelterbelts

Here are some case studies of how trees can help protect from too little or too much water::
Trees & Drought
Slowing the Flow at Pickering
Pontbren Flood Risk report (4.76mb)