Gogar Burn Case Study

This project involved preventing further riverbank erosion caused by river currents using willow spiling to bolster the riverbank.

Severe riverbank erosion caused by flash floods undermining sandy soil banking. Severe riverbank erosion caused by flash floods, undermining sandy soil banking.
Erosion or arable field area. Erosion of arable field area.
Willow panels installed to prevent further erosion. In combination with mechanical repair, willow panels are installed to prevent further erosion.
Terraces of willow are required to stabilise the higher stretch of banking. Terraces of willow are required to stabilise the higher stretch of banking.
The riverbank 3 months after completion of work to install willow spiling. The riverbank 3 months after completion of work to install willow spiling.
The riverbank 16 months after completion of work.  The willow is well established.The riverbank 16 months after completion of work. The willow is well established.
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