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Peaty Podzols

Peaty Podzols soil profileDistribution of peaty podzols These acid, nutrient deficient soils support a number of important vegetation communities of conservation interest, for example heather moorland and native pinewoods. They also support productive forestry plantations, primarily of Scots Pine.

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