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Links Soils


Links soil developed under forestry (Culbin Forest, Morayshire) showing weakly developed prodzol under vegetation. Note - buried profile with weak horizon differentiation.

Characteristics of Links Soils

  • Profile morphology weakly expressed; buried horizons or profiles often present
  • Parent material represented by aeolian sand
  • Located within flat areas on landward side of dunes
  • Soil drainage, free to excessive: poor drainage in dune slacks
  • Dark, organic-stained surface horizon overlies pale brown sand at depth
  • Land used principally for golf courses

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