Planting Trees Along England’s River

More than 7,500 acres of woodland are to be planted along England’s rivers, in a government scheme intended to improve water quality and reduce flooding by slowing down rivers.

England is among the least forested countries in Europe, with just 10% of its land covered in woodland, versus 31% in France and 33% in Germany. The tree-planting scheme will be carried out by a partnership involving various groups, including the Beaver Trust and the National Trust.

From: THE WEEK 2 October 2021 , page 4