Utilizing timber harvested from logging initiatives aimed at dramatically reducing forest fires in the Rocky Mountains, Western Excelsior has been manufacturing machine-produced excelsior since 1977. Our products are engineered to provide maximum ecological stewardship while delivering the best value for our customers.
In addition to excelsior, Western Excelsior produces a wide variety of Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) sediment control products and mulch. All of these materials provide engineered environmental stewardship with a product that is produced primarily of rapid-renewable and pre-
consumer recycled materials. Using Western Excelsior products can aid in LEED certification while reducing pollution, and enhancing vegetation establishment. Western Excelsior provides the ultimate partnership between nature and technology, using natural resources engineered to preserve
our natural landscapes"Blanketing Nature with Nature."
Western Excelsior is a proud member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and an active member and supporter of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) and the Quality and Data, Oversight and Review program (QDOR).
Aspen Excelsior was an original erosion control material. One of the earliest materials manufactured, evaluated and specified for erosion control, excelsior has proven to provide excellent erosion control, superior mulching and unique and useful longevity.
By Nature, Excelsior provides strong, stable long lasting fibers that are naturally weed free. Excelsior achieves excellence in erosion control by bonding with the soil surface when wetted. Excelsior fibers interlock uniquely and adhere to one another protecting the soil surface. Further, the open matrix and superior mulching of excelsior allows for easy and rapid establishment of vegetation. Finally, since the fibers are manufactured, a higher level of quality control is possible, yielding more consistent and useful products.
Excelsior is the final step in the life cycle of an Aspen tree. After it is harvested, excelsior is applied to the soil surface and wetted to facilitate vegetation. Then it degrades, leaving no trace and only clean water.
Excelsior has been used in countless projects, providing erosion protection and mulching unmatched by any other degradable material.
Western Excelsior also manufactures a variety of alternative Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs), Sediment Control Products, Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) and Mulch to meet any project need or specification.
By operating manufacturing plants and storage facilities in strategic locations across the country, Western Excelsior is positioned to provide economical erosion and sediment control solutions to any project. Further, Western Excelsior operates two facilities capable of producing the widest range of products possible. No matter the requirement, Western Excelsior is ready to meet the challenge. Western Excelsior provides:
- Straw Matrix ECBs in Single, Double, All Natural and Rapid Degradable Netting
- Excelsior Matrix ECBs in Single, Double, All Natural and Rapid Degradable Netting
- Enhanced Straw and Excelsior Matrix ECBs (Western Excelsior's proprietary Tackmat Series)
- Coconut/Straw Matrix ECBs in Regular and All Natural Netting
- Coconut Matrix ECBs in Regular and All Natural Netting
- Heavy Duty Excelsior
- Turf Reinforcement Mats in a Series of Configurations
- Straw and Excelsior Matrix Sediment Control Logs with Synthetic Netting
- Aspen Wood and Aspen Wood Blend Mulch
Although other manufactures may provide a variety of products, Western Excelsior's dedication
to quantifiable performance and field proven success yields a significant advantage for the customer, specifier and the environment. Western Excelsior evaluates all its products via state-of-the practice testing protocols including full-scale laboratory field trials. This data is leveraged by way of industry leading documented performance but also with Excel Erosion Design (EED).
EED was developed by Western Excelsior to provide simple, comprehensive performance prediction and product selection to the Excel line of products. Available on this website, EED is free of charge and available to the public. EED accommodates for site-specific conditions and provides a list of products acceptable for the conditions, providing the designer freedom in determining the balance of economy and risk for any project.
EED utilizes tried and proven technology in performance prediction including the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and the Hydraulic Engineering Circular 15 (HEC-15) methods. These methods are blended with a common risk-based approach to simplify data input while providing empowering output. EED synthesizes Western Excelsior products laboratory tested, field proven performance with state-of-the-art performance prediction.
In addition to EED, westernexcelsior.com provides standard documentation and product information for basic support of all Western Excelsior products including:
- Standard Certificate of Origin
- Standard Certificate of Conformance
- Standard Certificate of Delivery
- Standard LEED Documentation
- Product Specification Documentation
- Product Performance Documentation
- Product Installation Instructions (English and Spanish, pdf and dwg)
- Product MSDS Documentation
- Product CSI Format Specifications for Requiring Product in Project Plans
Westernexcelsior.com also provides technical bulletins, industry updates, educational tools, industry links and other support information.
In addition to the wide variety of performance based erosion and sediment control solutions, outstanding technical support, and superior customer support, Western Excelsior provides a comprehensive warranty on all products provided. To contact a sales representative for your area, see the Sales Contacts page. To reach the main office, dial 1-866-540-9810.