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Individual study: The creation of a floating island of native vegetation at Barton Broad, Norfolk, England

Published source details

Kelly A. & Southwood R.R. (2006) The creation of a floating island of native vegetation at Barton Broad, Norfolk, England. Conservation Evidence, 3, 73-74

Summary

An island made of coir pallets supported by PVC floats was created with the objectives of producing an island of emergent vegetation and to cover a navigation hazard. Many of the planted species grew well and resulted in a reasonable cover of emergent vegetation. The island edges needed replanting where eroded by wave action.