Organic Soils Location
Organic soils cover almost 374 000 km2 (4.1%) of Canada's land area.
These soils are composed predominantly of organic matter in the upper half metre (more than 30% organic matter by weight) and do not have permafrost near the surface. They are the major soils of peatlands (e.g., swamp, bog). Most organic soils develop by the accumulation of plant materials from species that grow well in areas usually saturated with water. Some organic soils are composed largely of plant materials deposited in lakes; others, mainly of forest leaf litter on rocky slopes in areas of high rainfall
Since there isn't any permafrost near the surface of this soil, it makes it easier for plants and trees to grow. They are very good soils for plants that need lots of moisture.