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Best Trees for Flood Control

Best Trees for Flood Control

Forestry
Flood control is one of the major natural challenges every country is facing and the Philippines is no exception. In fact, flood in the Philippines is one of the biggest contributors to human death during the typhoon and rainy seasons.  Although proper drainage and waste management are important to mitigate flooding, especially in urban areas, think vegetation is needed in rural areas to slow down the water coming from the mountains. In this article, we are going to give you the lists of trees that can be planted in order to help slow, if not eliminate the flooding. These tree species can not only slow down the water but can also be a source of income even if you cut them down. Flood Control Trees to Plant 1 Bamboo Although bamboo (scientific name: Bambusa) is considered grass scientif...