riparian planting

We will start planting in 2024, with native broadleaves 

How Riparian planting helps

Riparian planting is the practice of establishing vegetation along the banks of rivers, streams, lakes, or other water bodies. This method involves strategically planting native trees, shrubs, grasses, and other vegetation in riparian zones to stabilise the soil, improve water quality, and enhance ecosystem health. Riparian planting plays a crucial role in preventing erosion, reducing sedimentation, and filtering pollutants from runoff before they enter waterways.

Additionally, it provides habitat and food sources for various aquatic and terrestrial species, promotes biodiversity, and contributes to overall watershed health and resilience against flooding and climate change impacts. Overall, riparian planting serves as a natural solution for restoring and protecting the integrity of aquatic ecosystems while offering numerous ecological and societal benefits.


Bank side trees

Naturally fallen Large Woody Structure. Tree roots diffuse flow, provide safe habitat for fry, trunk protects against erosion, scour under tree improves spawning habitat.

Natural Large Woody Structure

Dappled shade reduces water temperature

Dappled Shade Reduces Water Temperature