Peatland Restoration

Tackle vegetation on peatland surfaces

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Treeclear UK has a combination of purpose-built low ground pressure excavators & unique mulching heads that enable us to tackle various types of vegetation on virtually any peatland surface. Once the vegetation clearance is complete, we can also assist in a range of peatland restoration techniques to bring the whole project together offering additional services such as:

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Surface mulching
Stump grinding & stump augering
Ditch blocking and peat damns
Reprofiling and bunding

TreeClear is the UK’s leading company for removing vegetation from peatland sites.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your project and requirements. Contact the office on 01772 783322 or mobile 07813 140683 or use our online contact form to register your enquiry.

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Peatland Restoration – How We Help

Treeclear UK provide peatland restoration in Scotland, England, and across the UK.

A combination of purpose-built low ground pressure excavators & unique mulching heads enables us to tackle various types of vegetation on virtually any peatland surface.

Our low ground pressure excavators only exert 1.5 psi enabling us to travel over most terrains with minimal damage enabling the ground to quickly recover. The working width is 15 m per pass minimising the area tracked over to less than 15% of the area worked.

  • Dense scrub such willow and rhododendron
  • Regenerated birch and pine
  • Failed softwood plantations
  • Unwanted woody vegetation

Get in touch with us today by calling us at 01772 783322 or use our online contact form.

With various attachments such as tree shears, drum mulchers, timber grabs and stump grinders, our LGP excavators are extremely versatile. Every project is different, and we take pride in working closely with every client to achieve their ultimate objective.

Once the vegetation clearance is complete, we can also assist in a range of peatland restoration techniques to bring the whole project together.

  • Habitat creation
  • Re-profiling of ditches
  • Ditch blocking
  • Pond and scrape creation
  • Bunding and rewetting

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Frequently asked questions

Why are trees and vegetation bad for peat bogs?

Trees and woody vegetation such as pine, silver birch and rhododendron start growing on the more exposed drier areas of peat. Trees regenerate rapidly and once they get a stronghold, they remove moisture, degrading the peatland surface. Once the surface of the peat ‘dries out’ the peat is exposed and can no longer lock in carbon releasing it into the atmosphere. 

Why remove trees from a peat bog?

Removal of trees from a peatland site will help with the overall health of the site. Once removed the trees will no longer be able to suck the moisture out of the peat via its root system. With trees and vegetation removed peat restoration works such as ditch blocking and trench bunding can be done with much better results. Once these tasks have been performed the water level on the site will be raised naturally and the peat will become effective at storing carbon again.

Why is peat restoration in the UK so important?

A restored and healthy peat bog can support the plants and wildlife that rely on these ecosystems and peat can store large amounts of carbon. Peatland restoration is vital for the recovery of these fragile habitats and of great importance for the storage of carbon and the climate.

What other services do you provide?

As well as providing peatland restoration in Scotland and across the entirety of the UK, we also provide a number of other environmental land clearance services including tree shearing, ground preparation, rhododendron clearance, and low ground pressure mulching.

What are the goals of peatland restoration?

The goals of peatland restoration typically aim to restore the ecological integrity, functionality, and resilience of degraded peatland ecosystems. Peatlands, including bogs, fens, and mires, are unique and valuable ecosystems that provide numerous ecological, hydrological benefits. However, peatlands are often subject to degradation and loss due to human activities such as drainage, peat extraction, agriculture, and forestry.

How does peatland restoration benefit biodiversity?

Peatland restoration benefits biodiversity in several ways by creating and enhancing habitat conditions that support a diverse range of plant and animal species adapted to peatland ecosystems. Peatland restoration promotes biodiversity by encouraging habitat restoration, and much more.

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