Essex Rivers Hub

Pant; Stone Cottage, Cooks Lane

Willow, alder and birch thrive in poorly drained or seasonally flooded areas, growing together to make the woods we call 'wet woodland'. This kind of woodland is found on floodplains, in fens and bogs, on the banks of rivers, streams and lakes, and along hillside flushes. Wet woodland can be found on a range of soils from mineral-rich alkaline soils to acidic, nutrient-poor soils.

We recommend that this area requires the creation of 1 hectare of wet woodland to increase the abundance and quality of the habitats that wet woodlands supply.

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this project idea.


River Pant

WFD water body status


Project type

wet woodland creation

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Wet Woodland

Project lead

Essex Wildlife Trust

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Environment Agency

Funding source

Catchment Restoration Fund

Project start


Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust