A cost-effective organic protection, coir pallets also known as Coir Pillows are a suitable alternative to hard revetments. They provide an apt method of introducing marginal habitats 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, which enables fibre to cope with high-energy water flows, and maintain a long degradation period of approximately 3 - 5 years. Coir pallets (coir pillows) 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 CoirGreen™ Coir Pallets/Pillows