Re: Firewood?

From: Charles Corrigan <charles_at_...>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 08:05:07 -0000

> We may have to check what geographical
> requirements there are for a peat
> bog. Joerg? Other experts?

My memory is that the peat bogs of Ireland are relatively recent - they grew after the primary forest was cut down - and the requirements are
1 - poor drainage / shallow stagnant water and 2 - slightly acidic soil (no limestone - there may be limestone in the Tor, it is a precursor to Marble I think) so the mosses and other biomass that makes up peat can grow


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