Commercial Willow Spiling
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Service: Erosion Control
JPR were brought in to provide a lasting bank stabilisation where previous attempts had failed.
Bank stabilisation using willow spiling on housing development
Willow Spiling In A Commercial Setting:
What do you do if previous attempts to stabilise a bank using concrete and stone (hard-engineering) have failed? In this instance, we used willow spiling along a section of earth bank that supports an access road to a housing development. As this was a residential setting, we chose a number of willow varieties for their aesthetic appeal.
The solution couldn’t have been better. The development now has a lovely, willow bank with lush foliage in summer and plenty of colour from the rods in winter. A bank that was prone to erosion has been stabilised and there is no danger of the mill race being overgrown.