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Bog restoration – stump flipping method

By October 20, 2015May 22nd, 2019No Comments

We are just in the process of setting up a landscape scale treatment plan for a ‘forest-to-bog’ restoration project. We have been undertaking a whole range of due diligence work including peat slide risk assessment (PSRA) and peat coring to check stratigraphy, alongside checking the level of tree regeneration and the nature of ploughing on the site in advance of specifying treatment works. The cores have been processed in our lab, partly in our soil oven, and are now having their physical properties (e.g. % soil moisture, bulk density, von post humification score) characterised. Part of the work also involves quantifying the potential effects downstream of treatment sites on water quality, which is a fascinating addition to the project.