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Chapter 52 - Geog

Peat Bogs

What type of Resource is Peat? Non Renewable
2 types of bogs Raised and Blanket
Raised Bog Flat and deep bogs
Blanket Bogs Thin and uneven bogs
4 steps to extracting peat 1.Prepare peat 2.Harvest peat 3.Transport peat 4.Sell peat
Preparing Bog Ditcher drains water from bog and Grader levels it.
Harvesting Bog Miller cuts peat off surface and break it into tiny pieces. These are left to dry, then gathered into ridges
Transporting Peat Each Bord na Mona bog has its own railway line with special turf trains to carry peat away.
Bord na Mona Set up by Irish government to develop peat industry.
Created by: toastiee1