What is Forest Gold?
From wood chip to substrate...
Forest Gold is a natural, fibrous timber derived material produced with wood chips from FSC® certified sources.
These wood chips are heated to high temperatures and spun into well-defined fibres using high pressure steam – a process that ensures the material is free from weeds, diseases and harmful organisms.
We call this material Forest Gold.
Improved physical characteristics
Apart from acting as a peat alternative, we have found that the inclusion of Forest Gold improves the physical characteristics of substrates. High-end growers from around the world have found a number of key benefits for plants when using Forest Gold:
- Consistent quality with structural stability
- Superior root growth
- Improved air/water ratio and drainage
- Improved water distribution and dry surface
- Lightweight substrate
We add Forest Gold to all standard potting mixes and to most crop-specific mixes, at a standard addition rate of 20-40%.
To find out how Forest Gold can improve your substrate please contact you local trade contact.