Revegetation of subsoils
Revegetation of topsoils
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Northumberlandia is an earth sculpture that was commissioned by Banks Mining using the artist Charles Jenks to design a human female form sculpted into the landscape, measuring 34 metres high and 400 metres long, and using 1.5 million tonnes of clay.
Having successfully carried out restoration work for Banks Mining on their open cast quarries, CDTS was contracted to carry out the hydroseeding on the sculpture.
CDTS was involved from an early stage, advising on topsoil type and finish to minimise erosion and specifying the hydroseeding mix and seed mixture. Due to the intricate nature of the project CDTS carried out the work over several visits during 2011, dovetailing with the earth moving to ensure that freshly spread topsoil was quickly hydroseeded, reducing the risk of erosion to the carefully profiled features.
The project was successfully finished in late Autumn 2011.