The key, limiting factor on using vegetation to line drainage channels is high velocity flow conditions and the duration of the flood event. Under long duration flow events, vegetation can fail and severe erosion can occur under relatively low velocities.
Salix specialise in designing and implementing “Reinforced Vegetative” channel linings where traditionally rock or concrete revetments were the only option.
This large roadside project involved creating 28km of green engineered roadside swales on 14km of dual carriageway.
Six weeks after treatment we had significant plant growth on Type-1 aggregate. Zero soil. No imported topsoil or subsoil. Simply Type 1 fill material.
Contractors, Consultants and Researchers are praising our Rock Rolls and Rock Mattresses for their proven ability to offer sustainable cost effective solutions to more traditional hard engineering such as concrete, rip rap, gabions and blockstone.
As part of its work to help develop the new European-funded Cleanleach leachate purification system, Salix River & Wetlands Services is attending the HTA’s Plant Health Conference at National Agri-Food Innovation Campus, York Feb 2016
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