Willow is a very
adaptable tree and readily grows from 25 cm cuttings.
Willow is typically
harvested between November and April, though cuttings may be frozen
and stored for use at other times of the year.
cuttings is perhaps the simplest method of creating a protective
barrier on the bank to prevent soil erosion by water.
site is cleared of vegetation to prevent competition for light in
the vital first few months after planting.
willow cuttings for use in water erosion
The willow grows
to form a dense root mat and top growth to provide support for the
Top growth can
be retained over a number of years to create a new wildlife habitat
or trimmed annually.
Environmental offers a nationwide
willow cutting supply and installation service using willow grown
at our coppice in Gloucestershire.
If you would like to purchase
willow as cuttings please go to our online shop or if you would
like to discuss using cuttings to prevent water erosion please contact
You will find more information about erosion control on our wildlife landscaping site.