Action: Add peat to soil
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- We captured no evidence of the effect on shrublands of adding peat to soils to encourage recolonization.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Adding peat to shrubland soil can increase its acidity. This may encourage colonization by shrubland plants that depend on acid conditions, such as those found in western European heathlands.