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HOST Class 24

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Soil ProfileLandscapeLandscapeHOST Class 24

Geology:
fine to medium textured lodgement till (formerly boulder clay), glaciolacustrine and estuarine deposits.
Landforms:
undulating till plains with occasional drumlin swarms, till embayments and some steep sided valleys. Gently undulating or level. The estuarine silts and clays form a specific and distinct landform associated with the Rivers Tay, Forth and Cree and are known as the Carse lands.
Soils:
non-calcareous mineral gleys with wetness class III or IV.
Vegetation:
cultivated with arable and dairying being a prominent farming system in the lowlands, locally, semi-natural Molinia grassland, rush pasture, broadleaved woodland and conifer plantation.

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