Quite possibly, if policies from the previous government are carried forward.was he thinking of paying my hill top cousins money to become gardeners?
Even at this time of year, when the trees aren't actively growing and drawing up water, they do still help to alleviate the problem. The soil almost certainly won't be saturated deep down, and tree roots create fine channels that allow rain to penetrate deeper into the soil more easily than it might otherwise do - especially when compared to ground that is regularly worked by machine and so is likely to have developed a pan below the surface. If you were to walk across an arable field, and then through a mature wood next to it, I think you would notice a difference underfoot.Very heavy rain falls on already waterlogged ground, and houses built on flood plains flood. This will happen regardless of whether more trees are planted or not. Or am i missing something?