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At this Catchment Adaptation Workshop, we’ll be exploring “why, what, where and how” to plant trees with a specific focus on the River Culm catchment, which is a priority area for tackling water quality through tree planting. Our speakers include:

  • Jon Burgess (Forestry Commission Local Partnership Advisor)
  • Chris Sorenson (Forestry Commission Woodland Resilience Officer)
  • Karl Forte(Forestry Commission Woodland Officer for East Devon and Exmoor)
  • Rosie Cotgreave, (Devon Wildlife Trust, Saving Devon’s Treescapes Project Officer)

Topics covered will include:

  • How trees can help address climate change and biodiversity loss, including through carbon sequestration and flood and drought risk reduction.
  • Where to plant, using the Right Tree Right Place principle and what this means for historic features and wildflower meadows.
  • How the Forestry Commission is planning woodlands that are resilient to climate change, which species are recommended for different conditions.
  • How woodland creation and maintenance grants work and how to apply for them.
  • Community tree-planting, seed-gathering and the Saving Devon’s Treescapes project.

We’ll also be looking at how the Connecting the Culm Catchment Model can be used to calculate the impact of tree-planting on flood and drought levels under different climate change scenarios.

Followed by questions, a discussion session, and a meeting of the Connecting the Culm Nature-Based Solutions Working Group.

Please register your place at the Eventbrite link on the panel to the right.

Picture credit: Jeni Fulton-Price

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