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Celine Caron continues educating us about the long-term soil fertility-promoting properties of Ramial Chipped Wood (RCW) in this edition of The MOF&G (Redefining Soil Fertlity). Her first MOF&G article about using chips of wood from small (3-inch-diameter and under) branches of deciduous trees appeared in our Dec. 1998-Feb. 1999 issue.

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Ramial woodHave you ever wondered how a forest can grow and reproduce with no addition of fertilizers or irrigation; without tree transplants; and how insects are controlled without pesticides? Natural forests thrive and regenerate without human intervention, fertilizers or biocides. The only sources of energy are the sun and water. The forest is a living machine working with living material, and from this living machine comes soil fertility.

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