Why Trees – Soil
Soil has a direct relationship with the crops which are sowing on its surfaces. Here trees by retention of the water make assure to develop the nutrients in the soil. Here are the top 3 ways that trees help feed, protect and rapidly increase the populations of these organisms, and therefore the health and fertility of the soil.
1. Trees Feed the Living Soil
"-Trees attract and help build large populations of microorganisms by sending carbon sugars out through their roots. As the microorganisms in the soil process this food, their waste becomes fertilizer, which helps the plants to grow bigger and faster."
2. Trees Prevent Soil Loss
"-While trees are helping build up the life in the soil, they also help hold it in place. Rainwater rushes off the surface of the land rather than soaking the rain into the ground, which reduces the supply of groundwater in the water table. Without tree canopies or tree roots, heavy rain can wash fertile topsoil away into rivers, causing major problems in the rivers and decreasing the fertility and resiliency of the land."
3. The Shade of Trees Protects Soil
"-When soil is exposed to direct sun in hot climates, the microorganisms in the soil can become dormant, or dry up and die. The soil then becomes lifeless dirt. The carbon in the soil combines with oxygen in the air and once again becomes carbon dioxide gas, losing the life giving properties of the soil and contributing to climate change."