Essex Rivers Hub

Thinning of overhanging vegetation to reduce shading.

The bankside vegetation is very dense in places with mature trees and bramble so that the channel is heavily shaded.

 This area could benefit from long term management so that bankside trees are coppiced on rotation so that areas are opened up allowing different vegetation to develop both on the banks and in the channel.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Crouch

WFD water body status

Moderate

WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Coppicing of bankside tree, open up bank

Benefiting species and/or habitats

By reducing shading along areas of the bank different bankside and in-channel vegetation can develop.

Project lead

Jane Herbert

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Essex Wildlife Trust, Essex Biodiversity Project and the Environment Agency.

Funding source

None at present

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

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