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Re: [practical-sbc] Professional Green Roof Design Guide (and Biochar) (Follow up)

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  • Chris Green
    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
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      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
      http://dr.archives.pdx.edu/xmlui/handle/psu/4740
      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:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZtIL5k2gPM

      A
      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.

      Source:
      http://www.silviculturemagazine.com/articles/winter-2013/biochar-and-its-potential-canadian-forestry#sthash.ASwJ9OMi.dpuf"

      Cheers,

      Chris Green.
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