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Shelter woods to prevent wind erosion (TIN093)

Guidance on creating shelterbelts to prevent wind erosion, in particular through Higher Level Stewardship option HC10 Woodland Creation outside Seriously Disadvantaged Areas.

Year of Publication2011

About 2.2 million tonnes of topsoil are lost every year in the UK because of soil erosion caused by wind and rain. The costs of this include approximately £9 million a year in lost agricultural production as well as water pollution and damage to aquatic environments. This note provides guidance on creating shelterbelts to prevent wind erosion, in particular through Higher Level Stewardship option HC10 Woodland Creation outside Seriously Disadvantaged Areas.

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shelterbeltenvironmental stewardship
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Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas.

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