Experiments with restoration of raised bog vegetation in Aukštumala Raised Bog in Lithuania

  • Published source details Jarašius L., Pakalnis R., Sendžikaitė J. & Matelevičiūtė D. (2013) Experiments with restoration of raised bog vegetation in Aukštumala Raised Bog in Lithuania. Pages 225-229 in: Raised Bog Management for Biological Diversity Conservation in Latvia. University of Latvia, Riga.


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Directly plant peatland mosses

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Peatland Conservation
  1. Directly plant peatland mosses

    A study in 2006–2012 in a historically mined raised bog in Lithuania (Jarašius et al. 2013) reported that 94% of planted Sphagnum-dominated sods survived for one year. The study also reported that Sphagnum had started to grow on adjacent bare peat, but this was not quantified. In September 2011, 50 sods cut from a donor bog were transplanted to a degraded but rewetted bog. Each sod was 40 x 40 cm in area and 5–7 cm thick. The donor bog was dominated by rusty bog moss Sphagnum fuscum, red bog moss Sphagnum capillifolium and Magellan’s bog moss Sphagnum magellanicum but the sods also contained vascular plants. The degraded bog had been rewetted by building dams and installing underground plastic membranes. Sod survival was recorded in 2012.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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