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Plant litter

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Litterfall, plant litter, leaf litter, tree litter, soil litter, or duff, is dead plant material, such as leaves, ... Litter has occupied the attention of ecologists at length for the reasons that i...

How to Make Dead Leaves Decompose Faster | Home Guides | SF ...

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Fallen leaves will gradually decompose where they land, eventually contributing slightly to the structure and moisture retention capacity of the soil. However ...

Decomposition

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Decomposition is the natural process of dead animal or plant tissue being ... that die along with the leaves that fall from trees in the autumn will all rot down and ...

Recycling the dead | Science News for Students - Student Science

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Sep 27, 2014 ... Some decomposers live in leaves or hang out in the guts of dead animals. ... In the carbon cycle, decomposers break down dead material from plants and .... in temperature will tend to cause reactions to happen more quickly.

Waste Not, Want Not: Fungi as Decomposers

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Dec 19, 2001 ... The surface of the ground would also be buried by dead leaves and wood lying ... Scientists call the organisms that decompose organic matter ...

How to Make Dead Leaves Decompose Faster | Motherhood ...

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A pile of dead leaves can turn into soil-improving compost. ... Leaves usually take 6 to 12 months to break down into compost on their own because they don't ...

Decay and Renewa - Cornell Waste Management Institute

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What would happen if this natural process of decay did not take place? ... clude dead leaves and the remnants of seeds and blossoms. ... that cause decay.

Composting Leaves, Weeds & Garden Debris

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... leaves and general garden waste accumulated from trimming, dead-heading, pruning, weeding and the like. ... This page gives you some basic principles and tips when composting leaves, ... Decayed leaves create what is called leaf mulch.

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Dec 17, 2012 ... Have you ever wondered what happens to dead leaves and decaying organic matter? Without the help of a wide range of micro-organisms the ...

Decomposers and Decay | gcse-revision, biology, green-plants ...

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They both cause decay by releasing enzymes which break down compounds ... that help break down dead leaves, woodlice that break down wood and maggots  ...

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Decomposition and Decay | Trees for Life

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Decomposition and decay are vital processes, playing an essential role in the ... Dead leaves fall from trees and herbaceous plants collapse to the ground after .... the action of bacteria inside the corpse causes putrefaction and swelling of the ...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Decay processes

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They both cause decay by releasing enzymes onto the dead animal or plant. ... Earthworms that help break down dead leaves; Maggots that feed on animal ...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Decay

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They both cause decay by releasing enzymes which break down compounds ... that help break down dead leaves, woodlice that break down wood and maggots  ...