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Targetted woodland creation can sigficantly improve water quality. Woodland planting along watercourses replaces the agricultural activities in areas that typically form the main source zones for diffuse pollutants. Riparian woodland planting is an effective intervention to buffer the effects of the polluting agricultural activity in the wider catchment.
Quantify the effectivenss of riparian woodland creation as a measure to improve water quality.
Identify options to target effctive woodland creation to improve freshwater ecology in case study catchments
Support national intitiatives to encourage riparian woodland creation
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