Hi, I’m Coco the Coconut
But I’m not one of those useless ones that sits in a tree waiting for the moment it becomes a drink holder, a piece of clothing or a bird feeder.
I, Coco the Coconut have a higher purpose. I am going to help make a coir roll. Coir rolls I hear you ask, ‘what are they?’ Well coir is a sustainable waste product produced from my husk (that’s the hairs on my shell), so I will be donating to a good cause. Coir rolls provide bank protection for use where land meets water – river banks, streams, channels and lake edges.
As a coconut my job is to hang from a tree and look out onto the world until something happens to alter my way of life. I chose to donate my hair to become a coir roll because I wanted to help the environment around me. Coir rolls are used as a softer and effective method of erosion control or to establish instant habitat.
I’ve always wanted to go to England and with the coir roll plant nursery being in the great old UK, my wish is finally coming true. How will I cope with the rain? – You ask. If getting a little wet is what’s needed to help the environment, then, I Coco the Coconut will suffer in silence.
Being an intelligent Coconut, I did my research and found that Terraqua offer two types of coir rolls. First there are the pre-planted coir rolls that are planted with UK provenance plants, grown under natural conditions and free from herbicides and artificial fertilizers. Don’t be shy in asking if you want particular plants to be included in your coir roll – just contact them. The second type is an unplanted coir roll, these come without plants but adding your own is easy.
Everything about these coir rolls is good for the environment and will attract wildlife such as butterflies, dragonflies and water voles into the area. Being a lowly coconut, donating my hair is the closest I’ll come to helping the planet but if you are looking for coir rolls you could do one better than me. Purchase your coir rolls from Terraqua and help the environment. Terraqua will guide you through the process of buying and installing.
I know I’ll be in good hands with Terraqua as they are known for supplying the ‘best in market’ coir products. They have over 25 years’ experience of working on environmental, engineering projects for council, local authorities, land owners and contractors. To think that me, Coco the Coconut will be helping to make the best coir rolls of today is enough to make me blush.
Do the right thing #coirrolls