Employees from the UK’s leading developer of specialised leak detection and environmental protection systems, Andel, have installed natural flood management across three sites in Leeds.
For the second year running, the Yorkshire SME provided staff and profits to help slow the flow of rainwater runoff on steep slopes which can lead to flooding downstream.
The company worked with Leeds Coppice Workers, a cooperative committed to restoring and managing neglected and underused woodlands, on a project to install 360 fascines in Posthill Nature Reserve, Gledhow Valley Woods and Meanwood Park.
Fascines are bundles of small wood staked in the ground and used to strengthen hillsides and riverbanks. The fascines are 5ft long and roughly 1 foot in diameter and bundled with natural sisal that rots down with the material over time. All the material is created through coppice woodlands throughout the Leeds area.