Biodiversity Enhancement and Functional Landscaping
Biodiversity includes bacteria, invertebrates, microorganisms, insects, fungi, plants, animals that are essential
for a healthy ecology and functioning of the major life cycles. Enhancement of biodiversity requires the creation
of the infrastructure or habitat on and in which the ecological food web can develop and the inhabitants can survive.
Life does not exist in isolation. Therefore in order to improve biodiversity, it is essential not
only to improve the immediate environment but to place the habitat in its wider context. On a
larger scale it is preferable to create wildlife corridors that link different habitats, enabling various species to
move uninhibited from one area to another, widening their range and thus their viability as a species.
Land animals such as deer, badger, fox, hedgehogs all benefit from wildlife corridors linking woodlands, agricultural land, hedgerows and wild areas.
Biodiversity can also be increased through the improvement of the quality of water, soil and air and
the decrease of noise and traffic.
All components of a Living Water treatment system are multifunctional. We specialise in creating aquatic, wetland, meadow
and woodland habitats with native species that treat as well as increase biodiversity. These environments
can also be used to ameliorate, capture, treat and reuse roof and surface water and to
provide a park for use by the public. Willows or other trees used in soakaways can also be used for crafts or biomass for energy production.
We feel it is important to integrate the system into the surroundings and wherever possible, provide a
landscape structure as a solid base upon which the appropriate succession can establish.
Landscaping is also used to prevent ingress of surface water, grass , weeds and leaf matter entering
the treatment system and can be incorporated into developments to create wildlife corridors.