While I'm fired up over the recent climate politics in Oz, I thought I would do something physical/real just to muddy the C emission offset water ;)
I'm going to compare 2 growing systems, growing Acacia mearnsii and Acacia saligna for biomass coppicing to make more biochar in a Kon-Tiki 'Essential' biochar kiln (which can be partly used to grow more acacias for more biomass coppicing etc etc).
1-Illustrated on the 'Regenerative Agroforestry System (RAS)' page (Tree planting hole with biochar) using a Cyclone 200mm post hole digger (the green object), permafert, Acacia tubestock, circular berms, cardboard tree guards (from recycled cardboard) with bamboo stakes
2-Acacia seedballs using a manual system with a SS 20L bucket to hold the seedball ingredients, sledgehammer for vertically milling/pounding the ingredients, ice cube tray and teaspoon for building the seedballs and seeds - a system which I believe is suitable for low numbers of seedballs. I'm going to place them where I need them but for aerial spreading/broadcasting from your hand they would need to be dried, which seems to work with air drying on trays.
Other seedball approaches include using a 'Von Bachmayr drum' for larger quantities.
Airseedtech.com (drones) for even larger numbers terraforming the landscape if one can access and afford the technology.
Any feedback/comments welcome!
I'm running 2 horses for comparison. I'm betting Acacia saligna will grow faster due to a preferred higher altitude and lower rainfall growing requirements compared to Acacia mearnsii. Information is variable on it's use for charcoal.
And just for some spine chilling comedy:
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