~The Soil Sea~
Trees receive life necessities thru leaves and roots
mostly. The root area is the more variable component. The air and sun
will probably be the same quality (if unobstructed) 1000 feet away, but not
the soil! Mychorhizae fungi are a key natural root ally, but more easily
denatured, violated in people areas; so that trees and plants can lose this
wonderful ally. This can be a serious strain/drain on the system, used to
the services of the delicate fungi feeding the tree for millions of years.
In one cup of soil, there should be miles and miles of microscopic filaments
from fungi tunneling through the soil to process, richen and permeate the
soil for other life forms and elements etc. These, delicate filaments are
totally ruptured and killed enmasse as especially the first bulldozer tire
rolls forward the first few feet. In addition, the lifespace of open soil
permeability to allow growth and movement of life, as well as holding
capacities for life elements of air, water etc. is totally, instantly shut
off. The underground miners are gone,as well as the probability that any
more could live, or work. Permeable soil takes less 'food' energy to grow
through to get more food, while having richer elements that feed more
available per inch at the same time. Also, the operation of bacteria etc.
to fix/cleanse the soil of plant, insect etc. wastes is upgraded similarly
to a healthy aquarium that can more deeply take care of itself. There is
more Nature, so there is more Nurture in a quantity of rich active water or
soil! In the dark sea of soil, this maybe harder to see, but in the best,
richest, self naturally adjusting and enriching etc. system; this cannot be
The defenses of wooden branch
and spar to give some protection to the garden feeding the tree, doesn't
work quite as well against steel, as it does against large animals as Nature
The area that absorbs
the water and dissolved elements for a tree is not the woody roots,
not the fleshy roots extended off of the woody, but fine root hairs,
some of which can be infected with a mychorrhizal fungis as in
animation to a 100's X higher absorbtion, then sending out filament
hydra farther than the roots to bring water and elements free to the
tree. A layer of film on outside root hairs and fungi finally gets
close enough to being like water, that the water is taken into the
vessels of the plant.
This area is the.....
Trees receive necessities thru leaves and roots. The root area is the
more variable component. Mychorhizae fungi are a key natural root ally, but
easily denatured, violated in people areas; so that trees and plants can
lose this wonderful ally. This can be a serious strain/drain on the system,
used to the services of the delicate fungi feeding the tree.
Soil needs empty space/ life space to 'conduct' air, water
and dissolved nutrients to plants etc. Plus, if permeable to these elements
and their transportation, then the ground would be more permiable to roots.
For the growth and energy to get the food and water should be far less than
is received for the 'effort' or use of foods etc. This leaves