The use of coir pallet (Coir pillows) is an excellent technique for establishing marginal vegetation around lakes edges and on all watercourse banks. The Coir pallets are a cost-effective, organic protection that is a suitable alternative to hard revetments in many applications globally. Coir Pallets provide a suitable method of introducing marginal habitat to artificially lined lakes, rivers and canals.
Coir is an ideal fibre for erosion control and vegetation establishment and is completely sustainable. Coir is used with an average fibre length of 13 - 150mm. The high lignin content of coir gives it a 'woody' characteristic and means that the fibre can cope with high-energy water flows, and has a long degradation period of approximately 3 - 5 years.
Coir Pallets can be vegetated with any mix of native wetland plants; given sufficient lead-time, local provenance plants/seeds can be contract grown into the pallets. Each species mix should reflect the erosion control needs of the site as well as the local ecological requirements.
Usage/Benefits of Coir Pallets/Pillows