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RE: ramial wood?


The missing information was that they chip and/or shred it.  Makes a bit of
a difference...



-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Haskell
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: 1/3/2003 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ramial wood?

Not a typo.  See:http://www.sbf.ulaval.ca/brf/regenerating_soils_98.html

                                                 Josh Haskell


----- Original Message -----
From: "Libby Valentine" <LVALENTINE@WORKINGCONCEPTS.COM>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 9:43 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] ramial wood?


> Then it must be a typo on the site - 7 cm diameter is a whopping big
twig!
> Interesting term, though.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kitty Morrissy
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: 1/3/2003 10:03 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] ramial wood?
>
> Libby,
> I don't mean anything by ramial wood; I just clipped that from the
site
> that was mentioned in the previous post.  That one's been cut from
here
> so
> I'll have to look for it a little later.  If you still have it, check
it
> out.  I did cuz I didn't understand the term and figured others might
> not
> either.
> Kitty
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Libby Valentine <LVALENTINE@WORKINGCONCEPTS.COM>
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 1/3/2003 7:57:21 AM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] ramial wood?
> >
> > Hi Kitty,
> > Clarification question on ramial wood (new term to me) - do you mean
7
> cm
> or
> > 7 mm diameter?  Or maybe circumference not diameter?  7 cm diameter
is
> > somewhat under 3 inches and doesn't seem like a twig to me.  When I
> was
> > little we had tons of tiny twigs on and in the soil in the woods in
> northern
> > MI - if you could find a spot between the roots the soil was great.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Libby
> > Maryland zone 6
> >
> >
> > >For others:
> > >  "Ramial wood" refers to twigs having less than 7 cm in diameter.
> They
> > >contain soluble or little-polymerized lignin, the base for soil
> > aggregates
> > >and highly reactive humus. These small-size branches are not used
as
> > >firewood, even in the poorest tropical countries.
> > >
> > >Kitty
>
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