Biochar can reduce tree stress from transplanting and drought, Bartlett trials find

Biochar, a charcoal-like substance created by pyrolysis (high-temperature, low-oxygen burning) of green waste, has potential to protect trees against stress, according to trials by Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, part of Reading University.

by Gavin McEwan
Drought-stressed young cherry trees in biochar-amended soils (right) compared to control (left) - image: Bartlett
Drought-stressed young cherry trees in biochar-amended soils (right) compared to control (left) - image: Bartlett

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