Peat Bog

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peat bog

[′pēt ‚bäg]
A bog in which peat has formed under conditions of acidity. Also known as peat bed; peat moor.

Peat Bog


a natural formation consisting of a surface layer of peat-forming plants that thrive at high moisture levels and an underlying deposit of peat.

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It can be thought of as huge boxes of carbon storage, and although our peat bogs are younger and not as deep as those in the boreal areas of the Northern Hemisphere, they still perform this vital function.
At the same time, the Wetlands Conservation Council published a paper on the Canadian peat industry, which described the choices for reclamation of harvested bogs as returning it to a functioning peat bog or, where that is "impractical or impossible," farming the land, planting trees or returning it to a functioning wetland or wildlife habitat.
Restoring hydrology and native plant communities in peat bogs can turn an environmental liability (drained decomposing peat bog polluting downstream coastal estuary) into an environmental asset (functional wetland with surface water discharges cleaner than rainwater), while improving wildlife habitat.
A healthy peat bog doesn't just store carbon in peat laid down over thousands of years, but constantly forms new peat, locking up more carbon each year.
ARTISTS find inspiration in all sorts of places and for Laura Harrington it was a peat bog in the northern Pennines that became her muse.
He cycled 10 miles from Gilsland, then walked the final mile and a half to the hillock through peat bog.
THE body of a Liverpool man was found in a peat bog in Lancashire.
The story of the discovery and study of the well-preserved 3rd Century BCE body found in a Danish peat bog in 1952 is the subject of this beautifully made, oversized volume (10x11").
Competitors must splash their way through two lengths of a 55m water-filled trench, cut through a peat bog.
You can either pot these up into mixture and grow them on in shallow trays of rain water or make them their own peat bog.
More than 190 hectares of conifer woodland, planted during the 1950s and '60s, were removed to create a 350-hectare site, one of the largest remaining areas of uncut lowland raised mire or peat bog habitat in Britain.