The case for planting trees to prevent flooding.

I missed this article when it came out in 2014 but it makes fascinating reading in light of the flooding in Ireland and Britain at the moment.

Water sinks into the soil under trees at 67 times the rate at which it sinks into the soil under grass. The roots of the trees provide channels down which the water flows, deep into the ground. The soil there becomes a sponge, a reservoir which sucks up water and then releases it slowly.

Read the article for the full context. I wonder why more action on forestation of hills isn’t being done.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/13/flooding-public-spending-britain-europe-policies-homes

Midnight on Christmas Eve

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Achill Island, Ireland – 25 December 2015

Early morning at Arlanda Airport

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Stockholm, Sweden – 20 December 2015

Last shot of the sun

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Buying Christmas Flowers

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Helsinki, Finland – 11 December 2015
Tehtaanpuisto

Ready to throw #steeri #steerioy

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Helsinki, Finland – 11 December 2015
Fun and games at the company Christmas party.

The other side of the tracks – Helsinki, Finland – 29 November 2015

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