We are working with partners to explore how biochar and wood ash can be used to remediate soils and to increase water holding capacity. This research presents interesting insights into potential management tactics for adaptation to drier conditions.
Check out current research and a demonstration project where this tactic was used.
Journal article: Biochar and Wood Ash Amendments for Forestry in the Lake States: Field Report and Initial Results. Robert P. Richard, Lynette R. Potvin, Evan S. Kane, Stephen D. Handler, Patrick J. Smith, and Don Peterson. https://doi.org/10.5849/jof.JOF-2016-060R2