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Salix helps naturalise the chalk River Nar

Working with the Norfolk Rivers Trust and cbec, Salix has just completed a project to help to improve wildlife habitats on a section of the chalk River Nar in west Norfolk.

Naturalising a Stream: Bedlinog

Salix reviewed the options for improving water control and biodiversity at Nant Llwynog stream – an old reclaimed tip site close to the village of Bedlinog in the Taff Bargoed Valley.

Native pond plants supplied for new pond

Salix has helped The Norfolk Hospice create a new pond at its new residential facility in Hillington. As well as providing hundreds of native pond plants, staff from its nursery at Croxton Park helped Hospice volunteers to plant them in December. David Holland, Technical Director for Salix, explains: “We were delighted to be able to … Continue reading Native pond plants supplied for new pond »

Soft bank protection for Getty Estate’s new lake island pavilion

Working with Mace, Salix has helped the Wormsley Estate to construct a stunning new island pavilion on its lake. Sir Paul Getty began restoring the 2,500-acre Wormsley Estate in the Chiltern Hills close to High Wycombe in 1985. In that time, many environmental, heritage and access improvements have been undertaken, including the construction of an … Continue reading Soft bank protection for Getty Estate’s new lake island pavilion »

Lake Desilting & Environment Improved at Ifield Mill Pond

Installing Ifield boardwalk piles

Salix is working with Crawley Borough Council and Jacksons Civil Engineering to help improve Ifield Mill Pond & Water Gardens, the area’s most important wetland and a designated Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI). Salix has begun building a Nicospan nylon mesh fence, fixed to a series of wooden stakes to hold the new reed … Continue reading Lake Desilting & Environment Improved at Ifield Mill Pond »

Salix Rock Rolls Protect Titchwell Marsh

Titchwell Marshes Rock Rolls close up

As part of a series of measures to protect the freshwater habitats at Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast, Salix has supplied the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) 2,000 metres of Rock Rolls. Jim Scott, Site Manager for the RSPB’s North West Norfolk Reserves, explains: “Thankfully, as a result … Continue reading Salix Rock Rolls Protect Titchwell Marsh »

Salix is now Europe’s largest producer of coir fibre rolls

Working directly with ethical, organic and sustainable suppliers in Sri Lanka, each year Salix imports hundreds of tonnes of compressed coir fibres and turns them into Coir Rolls and Pallets at its Thetford nursery in Norfolk. Salix is the only UK manufacturer and Europe’s largest producer of pre-established coir fibre rolls, producing thousands of metres … Continue reading Salix is now Europe’s largest producer of coir fibre rolls »