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Trees and drought

Date
22 March 2020

This briefing sheet by Owen Davies of the Forest Stewardship Council© with input from Forest Research, outlines the key issues around the negative effects trees can have on water availability.

Trees and drought
Trees can affect water scarcity

Trees can have negative effects when water is scarce, so we need a fuller understanding of the impact of forests on both flooding and drought. This briefing sheet by Owen Davies of the Forest Stewardship Council© with input from Forest Research, outlines key issues to consider.

Trees and drought

Content type: Briefing sheet

Last updated: 26/04/2022

Author: ICE

  • Owen Davies, fellow at Institute of Place Management