The design of the coir log is to withstand the effects of ocean waves without material loss, causing maximum wear. The use of coir wraps also increased plant growth and microbial activity. On the other hand, offshore rippling water is used to break waves, promote deposition, and stimulate new vegetation. It’s slowly decomposing the coir itself into a sustainable erosion protection system.
Why Use Coir Logs?
- Coir log has high tensile strength and can protect the surface from heavy debris flow movements.
- This coir geotextile will last for 3–5 years, allowing plants and soil to establish before the coir breaks down.
- 100% natural and biodegradable fiber
- Coir fibers are highly absorbent.
- It creates a favorable microclimate for the normal development of coconut plants and healthy, balanced growth.
- The environment has aesthetic value.
- It can be changed according to local environmental conditions and geography.
- Fix the ground
- It is mold- and mildew-resistant and does not require chemical treatment.
- Good air and moisture absorption
- Enough sunlight
- Contain seedlings and seeds.
- Perfect for fast-growing media
- Depreciation takes 2–5 years and allows plants to take root and provide nutrients.
- Easy to install and adapts to the contours of the ground, eco-friendly, green, and anti-pollution
Two Types of Coir Log
- Coir logs are from woven coconut fibers covered with a blanket of coir strands to form the tree trunk.
- Coir logs are made into large woven blankets made from yarn wound into the shape of tree trunks.
Construction Coir Log
Coir logs are available in sizes up to 20 feet and in a variety of diameters.
All coconut products are from natural ingredients. Unlike other erosion prevention measures, such as plastic sheeting in the middle of a hill, coconut logs pose no risk of leaching chemicals that can harm the ecosystem and the microbes within it.
Coir logs have a lifespan of 2 to 5 years. There is no need to remove the coconut stump at the end of its life cycle, as it decomposes naturally in the soil and provides nutrients to the ecosystem in the process.
First, remove any debris, such as rocks, twigs, tree trunks, etc., from the area that is or could interfere with the coconut trunk contacting the soil. Then dig a groove the same length as the log and deep enough to accommodate 2/3 of the tree trunk. Place the coconut stumps in the gutter and drive naturally free, eco-friendly stakes into the slopes of the stumps, anchoring them 2-3 feet apart.
To enhance erosion resistance, align two or more coir logs lengthwise into each groove. Fill the space above each hickory log with soil to ensure the log is firmly attached to the ground. If you are placing multiple coconuts next to each other, use a coconut fiber saw to secure adjacent edges to avoid gaps.
If you want to grow a new plant, such as near a river, stream, or lake, place seeded soil on the non-irrigated side of the coconut stem. As the plant grows from the planted seed, the coconut stalk naturally dissolves into the soil while retaining its anti-erosion properties.
Coir log is safe for both wildlife and the environment, as palm logs do not require the addition of non-natural ingredients to prevent erosion.