Kinder Scout Bare Peat Restoration – Brash Spreading
Working closely with The National Trust Conservefor Ltd is in the process of restoring large areas of bare peat on Kinder Scout in Derbyshire.
The restoration involves deploying a team of staff to manually spread brash covering and protecting bare peat. After being harvested from selected donor sites the double chopped brash is delivered to the receptor site by helicopter, once on site using GPS hand held computers our team are locating each bag and spreading the brash over the bare peat, one bag covers approximately 64m2.
The application of heather brash has a number of benefits, it acts as a skin reducing further erosion, it creates a microclimate protecting the native and nursery crop seeds allowing germination, the harvested brash is seed rich and provides fungi which help moorland plants to thrive.