Our client, Whiting Landscapes, had created a series of thirty wildlife ponds and scrapes as part of a planning mitigation condition to provide a habitat for Newts.
During the Autumn we were approached to provide our expertise in the planting up and establishment of the ponds to bolster the indigenous, marginal and oxygenating plants already there.
We recommended that any additional planting be left until the following Spring as Autumn is not the time to be installing marginal plants and oxygenators as they naturally die back at that time of year.
A stretch of the riverbank was eroding on the River Wey in Guildford. The banks required stabilising and a new towpath installing allowing local walkers and cyclists to use and enjoy it.
Terraqua was employed by the main contractor to grow and supply mature indigenous plants to enhance the revetment scheme creating a soft edge and a habitat for wildlife.
2,500 Mature indigenous plants were grown specifically for the scheme
Species included :-
Plants were delivered on time and in line with our clients programme
The long-term integrity of the perimeter bunds of the island and the introduction of an enhanced wildlife habitat/wetland were required. The site had serious access issues and a 24/7 working timetable to reduce disruption to shipping.
Terraqua was contracted to supply pre-established coir rolls for the project. The coir rolls were planted with saline tolerant plants and grown on in the nursery before being delivered to Chatham Docks from where they were transported to the island by barge.
Wildlife habitat and wetland created.
Established coir rolls planted with saline tolerant plants.