North American Green Straw Wattles are an effective and economical alternative to silt fence and straw bales for sediment control and storm water runoff.
Cylinders of recycled, compressed, 100% agricultural straw, Straw Wattles are wrapped in photodegradable black synthetic netting.
Straw Wattles can be placed and staked along the contour of newly constructed or disturbed slopes. Their use to capture and keep sediment on the slopes is a best management practice (BMP).
Fertile topsoil, organic matter, and native seeds are trapped behind Straw Wattles, and provide a stable medium for germination. Straw Wattles also retain moisture from rainfall, aiding the growth of tree seedlings planted to their up-slope side.
North American Green Straw Wattles are available in 9-inch diameter, 25-foot lengths and in 12-inch diameter, 10-foot lengths. They are installed by staking in place, and can be used individually or tied together to achieve any desired length.