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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Treeflights go Bio-Char?

What the devil is Bio-Char? Well, it could be an angel.

Simply put, it means- buried charcoal.

Biochar is a development of Terra Preta de Indio, -dark soil- found in the Amazon region. These dark soils are found in several countries in South America. They were most likely created by pre-Columbian Indians from 500 to 2500 years B.P. and abandoned after the invasion of Europeans.

These mysterious earths are abundantly rich and deep, containing very high Carbon & nutrient levels even after hundreds of years. The high nutrient levels mean that no fertilizers are needed for crops, which grow better and faster. Dark soils heat up and crop earlier. The implications are enormous.

This is renewable agriculture that also stores carbon!

Treeflights are considering all the options to ‘lock up’ carbon from timber and this could present an answer.

More soon-


At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that terra preta is good shit


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