Virtual Museum of Canada
Jardin botanique de Montréal 
Centre for Forest Research

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Root ramification

Image of tree rootlets

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The roots of trees adapted to poor soils grow slowly and are designed to last longer.

On the other hand, trees adapted to rich soils ramify quickly
when they encounter high concentrations of nutrients.

Image of roots burrowing in the ground

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Roots and root hairs

When you find buried treasure, you have to grab it before anyone else!

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