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    The distribution of vascular plant roots within soil depends on plant form, the spatial and temporal availability of water and nutrients, and the physical properties of the soil. The deepest roots are generally found in deserts and temperate coniferous forests; the shallowest in tundra, boreal forest and temperate grasslands. The deepest observed living root, at least 60 m below the ground surface, was observed during the excavation of an open-pit mine in Arizona, USA. Some roots can grow as deep as the tree is high. The majority of roots on most plants are however found relatively close to the surface where nutrient availability and aeration are more favourable for growth. Rooting depth may be physically restricted by rock or compacted soil close below the surface, or by anaerobic soil conditions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    1. curlyson 113 months ago | reply

      Great color and composition !!

    2. starbucksgirl26 113 months ago | reply

      I love the color variety and the picture is very nicley composed!! Great shot!!

    3. Matilda Webber 113 months ago | reply

      wow!! i like it!! the red leaves, the green moss, the huge tree, everything is beautiful!

    4. SkyRhino 112 months ago | reply

      Questa è arte !!
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    5. Matteo Di Nicola 112 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

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    6. Vani Kurup 112 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

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    7. VEMB 112 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

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    8. Uncle Foto 112 months ago | reply

      You Got It (Stay Forever Young) !!

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    9. Katrina (Blue Bottle Photography) 111 months ago | reply

      wow that is insane!! 60 m below the ground surface???? wow.

    10. pop500km 111 months ago | reply

      so colorful^^

    11. [Montana] 99 months ago | reply

      beautiful!!

    12. maurofaraoni 95 months ago | reply

      Amazing colour! Isn't Mother Nature wonderful?

    13. Brandon Peters  86 months ago | reply

      Great framing and colours!

    14. Pierre Éthier 82 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture !

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