Reedbeds

Over the last 25 years Ecosulis has developed a tried and tested method for establishing reedbeds in a variety of situations. Our experts know that each site has its unique set of challenges and these need to be considered systematically in order to ensure that you can establish a successful reedbed. Where we have been commissioned by clients to repair or restore failed reedbeds, we have identified factors that are often not considered by those installing them. This article outlines some of those key issues and provides solutions to them. 
 
 

Ecosulis have been appointed on a three year framework with the Environment Agency as an extension to the Midlands Landscape Framework that Ecosulis are appointed under. The work is to create and manage habitat at Attenborough Lakes Site of Special Scientific Interest near Nottingham. Twelve sites within the 300ha SSSI will be managed to ensure that a mosaic of reedbed, wet meadow, scrub and woodland habitat is maintained at favourable conservation status.

Posted by Glyn Onione on 15/04/2011

Further to the successful installation of two value engineering solutions at Rockland Broad last month the AquaticEngineering / Ecosulis team returned to the site to plant up one of the installations with local provenance Norfolk Reeds (Phragmites communis / P. australis).

Reeds on the site had been visually obscuring views from the Rockland Broad RSPB bird hide and were collected and transferred to the new installations to complete the project.