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Alan Smith
Sutton
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 19:23
The number of trees planted to reduce local flooding.
As a member of the men’s forum walking group today for our weekly walk it was decided to have a local walk,starting up Sutton Clough for a change we proceeded up the right fork of the Y shaped clough.
With the heavy rainfall of late the waterfalls were spectacular but what surprise I had on nearing the top and having climbed up towards the wall over which were fields, these fields had been planted with what looked like hundreds of trees which I would think had the purpose of reducing the rain run off to reduce the flood risk in the valley below.
I had no idea this had been done but with the amount of the recent heavy rainfalls we now are having, this must long term be of some benefit to those living in the flood planes.
No doubt at eighty years young I will not see the full term benefit but someone must be thanked for looking to the future.
By the way what a superb area we have on our doorstep with Sutton Clough which I think gives the Bolton Abbey woods a run for its money.



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