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Peatlands 2015

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01.19.1 Peatland Areas and Soil Types

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Image: Umweltatlas Berlin

Currently, Berlin features about 740 ha of peatlands, which are mainly located in the less densely populated and developed outer boroughs. In total, 76 peatland sites were identified. A major part of these is located in the lowlands of the glacial valley (Köpenick). Further important peatlands are located in the Tegeler Fließtal and in the nature protection areas of the Bogenseekette, Lietzengrabenniederung and Grunewald, as well as in Spandau. More information

01.19.2 Carbon Stocks of the Peatlands

Link to: 01.19.2 Carbon Stocks of the Peatlands
Image: Umweltatlas Berlin

The size of the carbon stocks and therefore the amount of CO2 extracted from Berlin’s peat soils vary greatly. They depend on the size and thickness of the relevant peatland on the one hand, and the chemico-physical properties of the soil on the other. More information