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Root (Botany)Author(s): Robert R. Ziemer
Source: 1981 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, N.Y. 342-344.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionPlant roots can contribute significantly to the stability of steep slopes. They can anchor through the soil mass into fractures in bedrock, can cross zones of weakness to more stable soil, and can provide interlocking long fibrous binders within a weak soil mass. In deep soil, anchoring to bedrock becomes negligible, and lateral reinforcement predominates
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CitationZiemer, Robert R. 1981. Root (Botany). 1981 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, N.Y. 342-344.
KeywordsPSW4351, plant roots, soil, root (botany), soil shear strengt
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