Constructed wetland for wastewater treatment
Wetland and in particular constructed wetland are becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of domestic, commercial and agriculture waste water as the offer many benefit such as
- Low maintenance.
- Low running cost , generally no pumps involved .
- Benefits to local wildlife via the habitats they provide
- Low odour
We have the following plants for sale
Potted Irish grown, from seed. Not collected from protected areas or waterways that could have potentially invasive species.
Native Reeds (Phragmites australis)
Bulrush (Typha latifolia)
Flag iris (Iris pseudoacorus)
Sweet Grass (Glycleria)
Canary Reed Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Pond sedge (Carex riparia)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Eared willow (Salix aurita) Small shrub willow about 3m high
Also have trees suitable for wetlands Swamp cypress, Dawn redwoods, Atlantic white cypress and the rare Irish Black poplar.
Rewetting and Paludiculture
There is a lot of talk about rewetting and potential crops for these sites. The term for growing cops in agriculture and forestry on peatlands is Paludiculture . Paludiculture combines the reduction of greenhouse gas emission’s from drained peatlands through rewetting with continued land use and biomass production under wet conditions.
Paludiculture is wet agriculture and forestry on peatlands. Paludiculture combines the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from drained peatlands through rewetting with continued land use and biomass production under wet conditions
Potential crops for paludiculture in temperate, boreal and tropical climates
Contract growing orders are welcome.
WEB SITES AND PDF's ON CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS
Department of Agriculture
Minimum Specification for Integrated Constructed Wetlands and Ancillary Works
Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government
Integrated Constructed Wetlands, Guidance document for farmyard soiled water and domestic waste water applications