17 Mar 2017

How an urban forest could reduce flooding in Christchurch

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:27 pm on 17 March 2017
Linwood fields plan

Linwood fields plan Photo: Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch City Council is planning to purchase some disused fields at Linwood High School to create an urban forest designed to reduce the flood risk in the area.

The fields would be turned into a forested wetland reserve - with native trees and plants to attract native birds.

Councillor Yani Johanson explains what could be in store.

Get the RNZ app

for easy access to all your favourite programmes

Subscribe to Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan

Podcast (MP3) Oggcast (Vorbis)