View Larger Image Biochar – Superhero for Your Soil & The Planet! BioChar is a carbonized biomass (like wood chips). The transformation is achieved through a process of restricted oxygen, controlled temperatures and high pressure. BioChar is a great tool for fixing depleted and compacted urban soils. Benefits to Soil: Increases water and nutrient retention Improves soil fertility Moderates soil acidity Increased number of beneficial soil microbes Decreased nutrient runoff Increased disease-resistance Benefits to the Environment Sequesters carbon for hundreds to thousands of years, preventing it from being released into the atmosphere Because biochar enhanced soils hold carbon for such long periods of time, they create a carbon-negative environment – resulting in a net reduction of carbon dioxide Produces oil and gas byproducts that can be used as a clean, renewable energy source Helps limit the emission of greenhouse gasses (nitrous oxide and methane) from agricultural soils Happy soil means happy roots. Happy roots mean happy trees. And happy trees mean a happy planet! Be Good To Your Trees. Kristie Nairn, MA, MMst Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services Ltd Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar#Useshttps://; biochar-international.org/biochar/ By Kristie Nairn|2019-06-19T12:55:36-04:00May 10th, 2019|SERVICES|Comments Off on Biochar – Superhero for Your Soil & The Planet! Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Storm Damage Prevention – How to Spot the Signs of Weakness in Your Tree Planting the way for the next generation Curling, Damaged Leaves on Your Japanese Maple? Time to give that soil a makeover! Is it Time to Call an Arborist? Box Tree Moth is HERE – Protect your Boxwoods!