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Biochar-based soil launched

  28/11/2018
Last Updated:  28/11/2018

Nationale Bomenbank BV has launched an enriched biochar-based tree soil product.

Bomenbank says that despite the recognised benefits of the company's Amsterdam tree soil in establishing trees by allowing easy rooting, the product has a low feed capacity and minimal soil life, and therefore offers little long-term benefit for tree health and longevity. Following years of research, conducted by Terra Nostra BV, into the benefits of incorporating biology-enriched biochar into standard tree soil, Bomenbank has developed the next generation of Tree Soil: Lifechar Boomgarantzand®.

Lifechar incorporates enriched biochar from the UK's Carbon Gold. Biochar is a high carbon form of charcoal which has a porous structure that improves soil structure, aeration and water-holding capacity. It also provides permanent housing for beneficial microbiology that normally gets leached away over time. Carbon Gold's FSC-approved biochar is enriched with mycorrhizal fungi, Trichoderma, seaweed and wormcasts.


Article taken from Issue 183 of The ARB Magazine. Members can view their copy here.