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Erosion control using coir netting and live willow

The placement of a willow and coir revetment to prevent the erosion of a public footpath

This erosion control solution consists of soil held in place by coir netting with live willow sandwiched in between the soil.  Traditional willow spiling was not suitable in this location and the site is not accessible to large machinery.

Due to the inaccessible nature of the site, it was necessary to transport soil to the site in stages using a tracked barrow.  The terraced revetment was created using live willow rods and coir netting.  The coir was filled with scalpings and topsoil.

The top of the bank was seeded with grass seed and the area fenced with post and rail fencing.

The solution was suitable for the site and has a natural look and feel which was important to the client.  The revetment should hold on that bend of the river and need minimal ongoing maintenance.  The path will be protected for users in the future.

We have a number of erosion control solutions including willow spiling, coir rolls and combination solutions using stone.  They are ideal where sites are inaccessible or where there is a need to keep maintenance to a minimum and solutions looking natural.  Plus, natural erosion control solutions are often a fraction of the cost of hard landscaping solutions.

If you would like to discuss your erosion control issue, please call us on 01453 708804 or email us.