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R. C. W. (Ramial Chipped Wood)

R.C.W. (Ramial Chipped Wood) is a mixture of small limbs, twigs and branches of hardwoods. It is used for mulching, fertilizing, and soil enrichment. It is processed into small pieces; the resulting product has a high ratio of cambium to cellulose and is higher in nutrients. Researches into forest soils and ecosystems led to recognition of value of this material.

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The primary aim of a RCW is to get closer to the agronomic status of the forest soil by decomposing rapidly to free up humus and improve the soil structure (clay-humus complex).
Its life expectancy is 6 to 18 months.

Application Areas :

R.C.W. (Ramial Chipped Wood) is suitable for trees, shrubs, roses, perennials and grasses.
This technique is particularly recommended for rocky soils or soils with low microbiological activity.
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Properties and Advantages :

en-mulch-water-saving (1).png - Develops an airy and spongy soil that holds an ideal amount of water.
- Keeps soil loose and moist.
- Decreases irrigation water; saves water, time and money.
en-mulch-thermal-regulation-benefits-agr - Protects soil from thermal shocks, drying and drought.
- Regulates soil temperature.
- Ensures moisture balance.
avoids topsoil erosion - Avoids topsoil erosion.
- Resists evaporation and compaction.
en-agronomic-product-agresta.png - Enhances rooting, nutrition and growth.
- Contains a long-term source of fertility.
- It can serve as a cure for depleted and eroded soils.

Specific indications for use :

  • Implement to the properly leveled and weed-free area.
  • Spread 10 - 12 cm (100 to 120 litres / m²) around to the plants with a fork.

Packaging :

  • Deliver by truck (90 m3).

Data sheet

Type Bark
Component Hardwood
Dry matter / Raw matter 45 - 55% (± 5%)
Organic matter / Dry matter 95% (± 1%)
Conductivity 0.07 mS/cm
pH 6 - 7
Dry bulk density 540 - 590 kg/m3 (± 20 kg/m3)
Made in France


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