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Sphagnum Moss Planting and Heather Brash Spreading - Moors for the Future Partnership

We have delivered programmes of sphagnum moss planting and heather brash spreading in the Peak District on behalf of Moors for the Future Partnership.

Sphagnum mosses are important in forming peat, and the re-vegetation of degraded blanket peat will help to reduce peat loss and encourage regeneration. This in turn will be important in restarting other moorland processes such as carbon sequestration.

Sphagnum regeneration also helps to restore water tables, contributing to flood defence through affecting the quantity and timing of water discharge, and helps to improve water quality. 

In 2017 and 2018, we planted over 270,000 sphagnum plugs. We also spread 1400 bags of heather brash covering 7 ha of moorland. This is the equivalent of 14 football pitches!

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