Category Archives: Intertidal Rivers

Inter tidal rivers offer a unique challenge for bioengineering solutions due to the water quality, high salinity, the highly variable water levels and long periods of inundation that occurs with the tidal influence.

In addition, the nature of the fine alluvial soils in estuaries and the turbulent flows and wave action means that erosion is prevalent where no vegetation occurs.

Salix have developed bio engineering techniques to suit these environments and can establish inter tidal plant species, including plants grown from local provenance seed. We can also carry out more traditional methods such as sheet piling.

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 »