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Freshly Cut Peat Bank, Hebrides

Freshly Cut Peat Bank, Hebrides, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on peat, an accretion of decayed vegetation which is found in many parts of┬áNorth-Western Europe. The material can be used as a soil additive for gardens but for the purpose of this post I am focusing on it’s use a fuel, particularly in the Hebrides and Lewis in particular.The ideal conditions for peat to form are:

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