What are soils?

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The forest floor easily goes unnoticed but it is as fundamental to your woodland as the trees that grow upon it. All forest life, which runs on a cycle of nutrients and energy, depends on what happens beneath the ground in the matrix of substances and structures within soils. Taking some time to get to know the soil types on your land, and working to protect soil health can benefit not only your trees and understory, but also the animals that depend on them and the waterways that flow through them.

In this section on soils we will be discussing:

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