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The use of biochar, a charcoal that is not readily degraded and is made specifically for land application, may have a role in meeting these challenges. Moreover, biochar may provide nursery managers with opportunities to produce seedlings for reforestation and restoration in a more sustainable way, particularly by reducing irrigation inputs, as evidenced through several trials summarized here.

Keywords: biochar, nursery production, outplanting, reforestation, restoration, conservation, land management U.S. Forest Service

R. Kasten Dumroese, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Jeremiah R. Pinto

2020. Tree Planter’s Notes. 63(1): 61-68; USDA Forest Service Research & Development.

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