This overall scoring layer gives a strategic overview of the areas which have the best opportunities for woodland creation. The shade of green becomes darker as a site becomes more suitable for woodland creation i.e., more overlapping scoring data layers advocate that woodland creation on that site would provide more benefits. Please bear in mind that the lighter shades of green will still have areas which should provide benefits from woodland creation. Existing areas of woodland and water bodies have been ‘erased’ from the scoring layer. The data layers used to create the overall scoring layer for Wales are as follows: Air Pollution - PM2.5; shows the opportunity for trees to remove air pollution in the form of particulate matter (PM2.5) for the benefit of human populations. Air Pollution - ammonia; shows the opportunity for trees to remove air pollution in the form of ammonia. Carbon; shows areas ranked based on potential for carbon sequestration. Diffuse Water Pollution; shows pollutant impacts on water quality within Water Framework Directive (WFD) sub-catchments. Flood Mitigation; shows where woodland creation is expected to alleviate flooding. Non-habitat land; shows areas identified as not sensitive to woodland creation. Social Benefits; shows where woodland creation is expected to contribute to improved mental health and greater public access to green space. Tree Suitability; shows areas where tree species are expected to thrive. Woodland Habitat Networks; shows where tree planting is encouraged to achieve more robust and resilient woodland networks to benefit biodiversity. Each scoring layer has its own scoring range of 0 to 5. These are combined where they occur to provide an overall score for a particular site.

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Creation date:
10 September 2021
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