More than 400 trees planted as part of flood management scheme

More than 400 trees planted as part of natural flood management project. Pictures: Environment Agenc

More than 400 trees planted as part of natural flood management project. Pictures: Environment Agency - Credit: Archant

Environment Agency officers helped plant more than 400 trees as part of a flood management scheme in north Norfolk.

More than 400 trees planted as part of natural flood management project. Pictures: Environment Agenc

More than 400 trees planted as part of natural flood management project. Pictures: Environment Agency - Credit: Archant

The Natural Flood Management (NFM) work at Weybourne is just one of the projects completed across the region as part of a national Defra pilot looking into the impacts of NFM.

Project lead Helen George said: 'NFM is a way of working with natural processes to help manage flood risk while also improving the environment.

'Construction work at Weybourne took place before Christmas to create a series of leaky debris dams and storage ponds along the Spring Beck to help hold water back and protect properties at risk of flooding in the village below.

'As a final measure, these 400 trees were planted to help intercept run-off from the hillslope before it meets the beck.

More than 400 trees planted as part of natural flood management project. Pictures: Environment Agenc

More than 400 trees planted as part of natural flood management project. Pictures: Environment Agency - Credit: Archant

'This will help protect the village and provide habitat for wildlife and pollinators for generations to come.'