Soil

Peat that is deeper than 0.5m and wet heathland.

Areas of peat haggs, bare peat or with soil erosion.

Areas with only a thin covering of soil over underlying rock (<5cm deep).

  • If the vegetation is removed by burning from such areas it is possible that the soil will be eroded by wind and water down to bare rock, or the mineral soil, preventing regeneration.

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