Re: ramial wood?
Let me try again.
I wonder about the statement "These small-size branches are not used as
firewood, even in the poorest tropical countries." He offers no research to
support this statement. My recollection is that woks evolved as a means to
use twigs to cook: woks are far more fuel efficient than western cooking
vessels that require larger fires.
on 01/03/2003 10:37 AM, Josh Haskell at email@example.com wrote:
> 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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: email@example.com
>> Sent: 1/3/2003 10:03 AM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] ramial wood?
>> 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
>> 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
>>> [Original Message]
>>> From: Libby Valentine <LVALENTINE@WORKINGCONCEPTS.COM>
>>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> little we had tons of tiny twigs on and in the soil in the woods in
>>> MI - if you could find a spot between the roots the soil was great.
>>> Maryland zone 6
>>>> For others:
>>>> "Ramial wood" refers to twigs having less than 7 cm in diameter.
>>>> contain soluble or little-polymerized lignin, the base for soil
>>>> and highly reactive humus. These small-size branches are not used as
>>>> firewood, even in the poorest tropical countries.
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