4. Chalfont Mill - Willow pollarding

Aims: Improve wildlife corridors; Work together

Water body: River Misbourne
Project description

Management of riverside trees to improve habitat along a heavily shaded section of the R. Misbourne.

 The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project carried out a programme of tree management along the leat of Chalfont Mill to increase the amount of light reaching this shaded section of the river.  The work, completed in May 2011, included clearance of scrub and the pollarding of willows.  Pollarding is an ancient technique to manage crack willow trees to increase the life of this fast growing species 

Project lead: Chilterns Chalk Streams Project
Project partners: Affinity Water
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Project start: September 2010
Project end: May 2011
Funding source: Chilterns Chalk Streams Project , Affinity Water

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.