Trees in the riparian zone (Trees and water resources).

av08 at av08 at
Tue Sep 23 07:16:13 EST 1997

   The controversy of Trees and Water, especially within the Riparian zone.
   There are some who allege that all trees should be cleared from the 
   banks of streams and rivers as this will increase water flow; (trees 
   use the water).    This is a hot issue in South Africa and the 
   Government has even made suggestions of introducing a rainfall 
   interception tax on forestry areas in general.
   Others again say that trees in the riparian zone are necessary to 
   conserve the eco-system, reduce errosion and filter the water.
   I would be intersted in hearing your views on the matter - WHO is RIGHT 
   and WHO is WRONG.

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