Peat bogs: Farming Today visits a peat bog under restoration after damage by the Forestry Commission planting trees and draining.

There is remarkable quick recovery reported. Relevant part starts nine minutes in.

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There are some 40,000 ha of raised bogs  in England , unfortunately 99% of these are degraded mostly because of past agriculture and forestry . There are 51.5 million hectares of bogs in Europe as a whole (raised and blanket bogs) . There are many large and wonderful raised bogs in Germany and Ireland safeguarded as nature reserves.  There are  even larger areas of pristine  bog in Canada, USA and Siberia.