|Series||Reports (Canada. Mines Branch) -- 30(Rev.ed.)|
|Contributions||Nystrom, E., Anrep, S.A.|
Investigation of the peat bogs and peat industry of Canada, during the season [electronic resource] / By Erik. Nyström, S. A. Anrep and Canada. Mines Branch. Abstract. al issued in series: Bulletin / Canada. Mines Branch ; no. head of title: Canada. Department of Mines. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Anrep, Aleph. Investigation of the peat bogs and peat industry of Canada during the season Ottawa: Govt. Print. The cool temperatures and the absence of oxygen preserve the fibrous, organic layers of peat moss. In Canada, peat bogs, as seen in Figure 2, cover approximately million hectares ( million acres) or about 12% of the total land area. Figure 2. "Typical peat bog" In Quebec, peat moss harvesting began in the Bas St-Laurent region around Peat Bogs A peat bog is a type of wetland whose soft, spongy ground is composed largely of living and decaying Sphagnum moss. Decayed, compacted moss is known as peat, which can be harvested to use for fuel or as a soil additive. Source for information on Peat Bogs: Plant Sciences dictionary.
Canadian Sphagnum peat moss is mainly derived from partially decomposed Sphagnum moss species. Canadian horticultural peat industry operates on ab hectares of these natural peat bogs in an environmentally sustainable manner. Presently Canada supplies up to 80% of North America’s peat moss requirement. A natural peat bog in Eastern. Not all bogs are so hostile to bones, though. The water's acidity level varies from bog to bog, and this impacts corpse preservation. Archaeologists have discovered that in really acidic peat bogs, the resident mummies have lots of skin and soft tissue, but weak or nonexistent bones. peat was developed during the tion of peat for fuel has virtually always been manual work carried out by individuals. In contrast, the peat manufacturing industry has been mechanised, mainly since the Second World War. There is also a difference in the scale of activities. In peat fuel. Fafard Peat Moss. Pallot Rd., Inkerman, NB. An important producer and manufacturer of peat moss and peat based growing mixes and along with other by-products for professional growers and the retail market. The first bog was opened in Shippagan in and subsequently other bogs were.
Peat is the "forgotten fossil fuel."While oil, coal, and natural gas are exported around the world, few outside northern Europe are aware of this energy source. In certain circumstances, peat can be an early stage in coal formation. Most of the time, however, peat is a unique material. Peat forms in bogs. Bogs are a type of wetland with a high acid content. Moreover, the Pb:Th ratios measured in the topmost layers of peat from these bogs ( to ) are comparable to the corresponding values for the cleanest peat samples ever found ( to , average ± , n = 18), namely those from the EGR bog in Switzerland [Krachler and Shotyk, ] and dating from to 14 C yr B.P. A bog or bogland is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss. It is one of the four main types of names for bogs include mire, mosses, quagmire, and muskeg; alkaline mires are called fens.A baygall is another type of bog found in the forest of the Gulf Coast states in the USA. In County Longford, peat miners discovered huge wooden planks buried side by side in an inland bog. The planks, which archaeologists dated to .