Afforestation of bog soils.

  • Joseph Dittrich Engineer Degree, and Cultural Affairs, Botanist Bog Research Station, Bremen, Germany
Keywords: foundation, bog profiles, drainage, .


The afforestation of bog land is considered with special reference to the bog types of Germany, which are described in some detail according to a natural classification based on topography and climate. The importance of structural differences among the peat-types, even within the Sphagnum peats, as a factor favouring or militating against successful reclamation for agriculture or forestry, is stressed. Comments are made. based partly on the results from the analysis of peat samples from Ireland, on the prospects of success in the afforestation of bog in Ireland.
How to Cite
Dittrich, J. (1955) “Afforestation of bog soils.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 14July2024).