How Do Trees and Plants Cause Weathering?


Trees and plants cause weathering through their roots. Roots break up rocks, forming sediments that form sedimentary rocks. For instance, when you see a broken sidewalk near a tree, you know that roots caused weathering contributing to the rock cycle by making a sediment.
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Plants can contribute to both chemical and mechanical weathering. The severity of the weathering is dependent on the size of the plant and tree as well as the ...
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