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HOST Class 15

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LandscapeSoil ProfileLandscapeHOST Class 15

Geology:
hummocky and slope moraines, coarse to medium textured till. Soft rock geologies.
Landforms:
valley maraines depressional and receiving sites, ice-scoured landscapes with rock knolls and pockets of drift, some stepped topography, footslopes, till embayments, spring lines and concave slopes.
Soils:
peaty gley, peaty podzols and peaty rankers on porous rock types (wetness class V and VI).
Vegetation:
permanent and rush pastures, commercial forestry, bog heather moorland and molinia grassland, flush sites with mosses, rushes and sedges.

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