planting for wetland creation

PondCheviot Trees grows an extensive range of cell grown trees and plants, many ideal for planting both in and around wetland areas and reedbeds. Careful choice of species will allow successful establishment of an attractive habitat even in the wettest of areas. Planting of river margins and bankings along with exclusion of livestock grazing, can create shaded habitat for fish, and provide bank habitat attractive to otters and water voles. Planting of wetlands and reedbeds can develop and maintain wildlife habitats and enhance natural biodiversity in situations that might otherwise become unmanageable monocultures. They can also absorb water and allow other species to survive where they were previously unable to do so. Planting of wetlands and reedbeds can reduce run off and minimise subsequent surface water erosion.


Ponds are ideal for creating a haven for marginal plants and wildlife. Trees and shrubs can be planted on the normal ground to provide shelter and screening, whilst marginal plants create attractive, colourful fringes around the pond and 'working plants' such as Reeds help to treat the water.

Pond Aerial ViewTree and shrub areas

Pond bankings and surrounds, comfortably above high water level, suitable for trees and shrubs, possibly providing shelter or screening and wildlife habitat.

High water level

The line to which water may rise in wet or winter weather, or at peak flow.

Low water level

The line below which water doesn't normally drop.

Shallow water margin

c 0-30cms, where marginal species would be included to form attractive decorative fringes.

Mid depth water

c 30cms - 1.0mtr, suitable for Reeds and 'working plants'.  (Reedbeds and water treatment)

Deep open water

c 1.0mtr +, deep water where plants do not normally grow.

Cross section of redbed/pond


With environmental awareness and pressures on agriculture at an all time high, turn the handling and disposal of your existing waste water run off into an attractive landscape and environmental feature. Help meet environmental discharge targets by natural means. Minimise groundwater contamination. With simple planning, and minimal work and cost, the following important issues and problem areas, all arising from normal farming and rural operations, can be positively resolved by establishing a natural ‘Working Wetland’.

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