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JAG
By JAG on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 - 10:09am

Building Soil with Ramial Wood Chips

I wanted to follow up my comments on using wood chips in the Back To Eden post with a dedicated thread on the subject. I dug up some links that I ran across several years ago to share with anyone interested in this topic.

Most of the research in this area was done at universities outside the US in the 1980's, and focused on using wood chips to create a soil with a high humus content. Specifically, the researchers were looking to incorporate the long-lived (stable) humus found in forest floors into common agricultural.