What is a Root Wad?
A "root wad" (sometimes referred to as a "rootwad") is essentially a trunk of a dead tree with the roots of the trunk still attached and the soil removed so that the roots are left exposed.
What are root wads used for?
- The root wad is used as a kind of "current diffuser" to protect against stream bank erosion.
- The root wad helps to slow the natural meandering process of a stream, naturally.
- Assists with flood control.
What are the benefits of root wads?
- Very environmentally friendly!
- Stabilizes banks of streams with little disruption to existing wildlife.
- Provides a natural cover for fish and other aquatic organisms.
- Low cost to the property owner.
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Recent project in Syracuse, New York:
Crib retaining wall utilizing logs and rootwads provided by Forestry Solutions