Biochar: Soil amendment for the future of tree survival?
August 20-25, 2017
The benefits of trees in urban landscapes are well recognised, including improvements in human mental and physical health, environmental conditions and ecological value. However tree losses in the urban setting are common, partially attributed to an unbalanced root:shoot ratio from the physical loss of root material. This causes internal water deficits where the supply of water via roots is reduced. In addition nutrient requirements cannot be met due to insufficient uptake capacity.
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Emma Schaffert, "Biochar: Soil amendment for the future of tree survival?" in "Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications", Franco Berruti, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Ondrej Masek, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). http://dc.engconfintl.org/biochar/4