Riparian Tree Planting

We are pleased to see a widespread and growing interest in tree planting being used as a major tool for landscape-scale nature recovery and mitigating the effects of climate change.

To help us deliver on this goal, we’ve secured support from Defra’s Water Environment Improvement Fund (WEIF), for tree planting along the banks of the River Waveney and its tributaries. Where appropriate and with landowners’ approval, riparian tree planting will help to improve habitat quality by:

  • Providing shade to help control excessive growth of aquatic plants e.g. reeds
  • Keeping the river cool during our warm summers and reducing the risk of fish kills
  • Stabilising the riverbanks and reducing erosion
  • Intercepting and reducing runoff of sediment and nutrients to the river, thereby improving water quality.

This project is run in collaboration with the Environment Agency. If you own or manage land along the river, and are interested in this project, then please contact our Catchment Project Officer, Emily Winter, at or on 07788 419475.