385Million year old fossilised forest found in Cairo, New York. The root system has been fossilised in the fossil soil – that is also known as paleosol. I think this is really fascinating to see how plants root systems have developed and how they have left their imprint in the environment. Natural environmental art.
I have never really thought about plant having a ‘modern’ system until now. This quote really blew my mind “Woody trees with leaves that can produce shade—and a big rooting system—is something fundamentally modern that wasn’t there before,”. You really need to use your imagination to visualise a tree or stump that it is its early days of development!
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