​How biomass helps farmers make the most of 'waste wood'

Properly managed biomass energy could be a boon for farmers and the climate. (Photo: SvedOliver/Shutterstock)


Trees are an important part of any farm. They reduce erosion and flooding, absorb air pollutants, provide habitat for insect-eating birds, and cast shade to help livestock stay cool. They produce crops, too, whether it's fruit and nuts at an orchard or wood at a tree farm.

But trees also face their own challenges. They can be struck by lightning or stricken by disease, leaving them undesirable for timber or unable to produce marketable fruit.


Source: MNN


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