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Ron Larson
 

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A friend with a weekly newsletter just alerted me to the Japanese word “daisugi”, which could become a part of biochar making. Not in wiki - but brief mention in their section on coppicing. Said to be a way of getting more and more valuable biomass out of a forest. Lots of labor needed and plenty of waste biomass regularly available for char-making.

Some good pictures of some very unusual looking trees at these two wiki-recommended sites:

https://life.gomcgill.com/ancient-japanese-technique-lumber-cutting-down-trees
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2002/09/26/environment/trees-that-tower-over-the-past-and-present/

The practice goes back hundreds of years with some huge trees still to be seen near Kyoto. Probably not a current biochar practice anywhere.

Ron