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Results of ten years of monitoring water chemistry in three afforested lowland raised bogs undergoing peatland restoration. Forest clearance led to a increased PO4-P, colour, dissolved organic carbon and suspended sediment concentrations but to a relatively limited degree.  Impacts in pH were variable, climatic factors affect the timing and degree of water quality impacts. Phased felling and low impact harvesting can effectively control negative impacts.

The effects of forest clearance for peatland restoration on water quality
Science of The Total Environment, Vol 693, November 2019
Publication type
Peer reviewed papers
Publication owner
Forest Research
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