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Research says: Restore old landfills with trees

Landfill sites can be safely restored for farm, park or woodland use, according to a recent report.Until recently, growing trees on landfill sites had been discouraged by the Government because of fears that deep tree roots might pierce the clay cap which seals in gases.However, Planning Minister Iain Wright said: This new research shows that with the proper safeguards in place we can reduce the impact of old sites by planting them and environmentally reviving ...