Pygmy forest vegetation
Pygmy forest vegetation These trees are not much taller than the woman in the photo. They are pygmy trees. The poor soil fertility and wetness of the soil restricts the growth of vegetation and induces a dwarf condition in many of the plants. These trees may be 100 years old or older. They are able to survive in this soil but they surely do not prosper here. How can soil scientists be sure that the soil has produced this pygmy vegetation? Growing nearby on soils that have been rejuvenated by erosion and fresh deposition, full size redwood trees can be found.

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