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Robin Truslove, Senior Forestry & Environmental Consultant, shows how carefully designed lowland woodland creation can accommodate surface water drainage as its principal aim.


“Woodland as a land use serves a multitude of objectives, with well-known benefits in rural forestry including timber production, wind shelter, game cover, landscape setting and habitat provision.  But how many of us Chartered Foresters have explored the purposes woodland can fulfil on the peri-urban fringe in conjunction with industrial and residential development?  Resident and workers require green space for recreation and connectivity, buildings often require a natural visual screen, habitat (once removed) needs to be replaced and, importantly, the development must not impact on the water quality of flood risk.”

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This article first appeared in the Autumn 2017 issue of Chartered Forester, the magazine for members of the Institute of Chartered Foresters.  It is reproduced by kind permission of the Institute. 

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