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