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Afforestation affects bogs by triggering physical, chemical and biological changes within the environment. The primary purpose of bog restoration is to re-create wildlife habitat. This Technical Paper addresses the case for restoration, the basic principles that should be considered, the special case of cracked peat, and results from and practical experience gained in past restoration projects. Forestry Commission guidelines and the costs of restoration are indicated in appendices. This publication is still available in hardcopy.


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Forestry Commission