IntroductionThe deep unknown
IntroductionRoot vs. shoot
So, we wondered: How much does a tree need to develop below ground to meet its needs? Is the proportion of aerial biomass (the shoot) to root the same for any kind of vegetation? Does root development depend more on plant species or environmental conditions?
In the publication presented here we studied the root-to-shoot ratio in trees, shrubs, and grasses, in locations all over the globe to highlight the drivers of root development.