Erosion Control Using
..a green solution to erosion of waterside banks
Willow has been used for generations to stabilise banks along
rivers, lakes, watercourses and canals
willow spiling can be used to prevent water eroding river
Recently there has been a revival in using these 'soft'
engineering solutions to erosion problems by planning authorities
and engineers. They cost a fraction of the price of concrete and
metal piling methods. Soft engineering methods are sensitive to
the environment as other plant species can grow through, animals
can still access earth banks and they are particularly appropriate
where access to the site is restricted as they require little or
no machinery in their construction.
JPR Environmental employs a number of soft engineering techniques which include the use of willow, wetland plants, coir rolls and stone:
live willow spiling will grow and stabilise the banks, preventing
These methods of water erosion control are sustainable through
their use of natural materials and the low impact on surrounding
If you are unsure about what appropriate remedial work is required
to prevent water erosion in your circumstances then we can arrange
for a qualified River Engineer to assess your needs.
JPR Environmental supplies a range of materials, including live
willow, coppiced hazel and coir rolls to prevent water erosion.
We also offer a full nationwide installation service using highly
JPR Environmental has undertaken a wide range of erosion control
projects for both public and private clients. Examples are shown
in our sister company's website 'Previous work'.
If you have identified a water erosion problem or would like some
general advice concerning erosion prevention please contact us. We also have spiling material available if you want to install the willow yourself.
If you would like more general information on our landscaping work, please go to our wildlife landscaping website.