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Humberhead Levels (Thorne) Rhododendron Spraying July 2020

For the past couple of weeks, ELMsolutions have been on Natural Englands Humberhead Levels Lowland Raised Peatbog NNR spraying 34 Hectares of rhododendron regrowth. This is part of the ongoing management of the site to increase the flora diversity within compartments where peat had been previously extracted. In this particular compartment, located to the southwest, It had been rotary mulched of its dense tree and rhododendron a number of years ago, forming mulch mats which support the regrowth of grasses, mosses and vascular moorland species (Such as heather). While protecting the peat from periods of heavy drought. Rhododendron is a tough species that dominates over other native moorland fl