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trees can work as a sustainable and profitable intervention on farms
– Environmental impacts:
They can contribute to carbon storage, flood mitigation, soil erosion management, water quality, air quality, thermal comfort, biodiversity, and health and well-being.
– For farms and farmers:
Trees can protect crops or livestock from wind and extreme temperatures,
Farm woodland or tree clusters can boost pollination and reduce pressures from insect pests,
– Benefits for the economy:
By preventing soil erosion, trees support maximizing energies funnelled towards providing the best soil quality for improved yield.
– Mechanisms of trees
Trees capture rainfall with leaves, and therefore reducing runoff of nutrients & sediment on agricultural land. They also reduce the impact of wind and keep soil structure with their roots