We were contracted to plant up newly created ditches as part of a plan to provide advance compensatory habitat for water voles, and enable the habitat to mature prior to construction work beginning at the site.
The Port of Tilbury has obtained a Development Consent Order (DCO) via the national infrastructure planning system to build a new Port (‘Tilbury2’) at an old coal burning Power Station site. The expansion project involved the creation of 2.5km new wet drainage ditches which were planted up with mature vegetation, developing an ecologically suitable habitat for the voles to be translocated to. The new ditches were created to replace the 2.5km of ditches that will be lost when the development commences. The TES team carried out the planting in September.
During phase one of the project, we elected to use mature plants with some coir rolls, grown especially for water vole habitats, along with reeds translocated from elsewhere on the site.
All of the plants were grown and produced at Terraqua’s aquatic nursery in Surrey where numerous marginal, aquatic plants and coir rolls are grown.
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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