HOW CAN KILO­GRAMS OF LEAVES DIS­AP­PEAR?

World of Knowledge (Australia) - - Nature -

THE DECOMPOSER Ev­ery year an oak tree sheds up to 300,000 leaves weigh­ing around 100kg. The slater plays a cen­tral role here: as the pri­mary decomposer of plant waste, it en­sures the for­est doesn’t dis­ap­pear un­der a layer of leaves that would grow by me­tres ev­ery year.

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