Peatland and Moorland Restoration  

ELMSolutions are experienced consultants and contractors in habitat restoration for sensitive sites and difficult access sites across Upland and lowland SSIs, NNRs, wet woodlands, steep woodlands and areas of ecological and historical sensitivity.


With our extensive moorland knowledge, We offer a wide range of restoration services and advice including but not limited to;

  • Consultation, Feasibility, Hydrological, Ecological and works planning.

  • Habitat Rewetting, Reprofiling, Gully blocking and bunding.

  • Sphagnum and Vascular species planting.

  • Heather Brash Spreading.

  • Purple Moor-Grass (Molinia Caerulea) and Heather Mowing.

  • Rhododendron Cutting, Spot spraying or complete removal. 

  • Tree and Scrub Thinning/ Removal.

  • Lowland Blanket bog rewetting using bunds and cells.

  • Removal of plantation, levelling of furrows.

Plug planting

Lowland Raised mire rewetting, Rhododendron mulching, Scrub control and Sphagnum planting.

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Upland Blanket bog and Heath Gully blocking

Sphagnum Plug planting and Gully Blocking

Upland Blanket Bog Sphagnum Plug Planting

Peatland Restoration

Lowland Raised Peatbog Woodland Management


Our LV500 Low ground pressure remote controlled Mower/Mulcher


Argocat 8x8 Magnum

Mechanised/ Manual Scrub and Vegetation Management

 Low Ground impact and compaction is essential to all works on peat, At ELMSolutions we employ a mix to techniques to access all aspects of site.


  • Motor manual Chainsaw and Clearing saw scrub control.

  • Low Ground impact Mulching using:

    • Remote controlled Low Ground pressure LV500 Green Climber Mulcher

    • FECON and Bobcat mounted Mulch heads.

  • Removal/ movement of materials using:

    • Wide tracked, LGP Excavator

    • Argocat 8x8 Magnum

    • Wide tracked Dumpers

    • Tracked Wheelbarrow

    • BV206 Hagglunds Bandvagn

We also conduct follow up chemical treatment of scrub including knapsack spraying, We can advise on alternative methods of regrowth control if you favour an alternative approach to chemical treatment. 

Rhododendron removal
Rhododendron removal

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Rhododendron clearance
Rhododendron clearance

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Woodland thinning
Woodland thinning

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Rhododendron removal
Rhododendron removal

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