Forests the world over, have long been associated with helping to reduce flooding. Most flooding disasters have been partly blamed on the effects of deforestation.
However, the emerging view amongst forest hydrologists is that forestry in general probably has a relatively limited role to play in reducing major floods.
- The cases for and against forestry reducing flooding
- The role of forest management and scale
- Research results
- How native woodlands can help
- How a shift to continuous cover forestry may reduce flood risk
- The role of floodplain woodlands
- Opportunity mapping for trees and flood
- Woodland and Natural Flood Management – lessons learned