They probably do but I don't believe a mix of gorse, thorn trees and briars captures as much carbon as grass. It also kills out all the ground cover a bit like dense conifers.My concern with livestock next to the wstercourse is that it flies in the face of soil erosion and reduction of nutrient flow into the watercourse. Fencing would be very expensive and makes ditching work difficult.
Don’t they want impenetrable scrub? Isn’t that what rewilding is? I thought impenetrable scrub was the holy grail to Mr Monbiot and the carbon capture lot?! No?