Re: [practical-sbc] Professional Green Roof Design Guide (and Biochar) (Follow up)
- A bit of follow-up on the idea of using biochar as an amendment for soil used on a living roof:
Some hits from a google search for 'biochar, green roof'
A thesis paper: Effects of Biochar-Amended Soil on the Water Quality of Greenroof Runoff
Click on the Links To Resources link at the top of the page to download the pdf of this thesis.
Mixing biochar into soil for a roofing application:
Silviculture magazine article states: "The low weight of biochar makes
it particularly attractive for green roof and urban forestry
applications where minimizing soil mass is important."
Biochar can also reduce the acidity of a soil, and perhaps absorb various contaminants.
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