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HOST Class 16

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Geology:
water modified glacial till underlain by the slowly permeable fine-textured till at depths greater than one metre. water modified tills have had fine particles of clay and silt removed from their upper layers by water from melting glaciers.
Landforms:
gently to strongly undulating lowlands (and occasionally footslopes), for example, the Howe of the Mearns and Vale of Strathmore.
Soils:
freely drained brown earths and humus-iron podzols (wetness class I).
Vegetation:
intensively cultivated but long ley pastures and dairying are common in the wetter west.

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