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Old 01-07-2017, 09:51 AM   #1
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If you’ve ever driven past wild prairie grasses swaying in the Kansas breeze and felt a wave of appreciation for America’s heartland, you should know that those visible grasses are just the tip of the iceberg.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:08 AM   #2
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Very cool.

I've seen something that physically displayed the roots of various prairie plants' roots compared to common lawn grasses...but this is artistic in its own right. Also, I love thephoto of him standing next to the "clump of prairie".

Thank you for sharing.
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I think most trees tend to be shallow rooted so could the deep roots have been the result of others in the plant kingdom trying to reach a more fertile ground?
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Wow, those are beautiful photos! I feel more confident that my forbs are going to be able to survive under mature trees after seeing these.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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That is kind of interesting, but I'm going to take some exception to the article. Because the actual dirt is not mentioned so much. And it is the dirt, that allows such extended root growth in the first place. Even in KS, find a hard compacted, clay/rocky area, and you won't find root zones anywhere near 4' deep, but you find super silty dirt like what that guy is digging in, and ya got some easy digging, even for roots....Lest we forget what a dust bowl makes, till that silty ground, and it will blow away...lol or something like that.

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