Forest Soil vs. Grassland Soil

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Forest Soil vs. Grassland Soil

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Forest SoilThick litter layer from fallen debris such as leaves, twigs, and branches. Thinner A Horizon layer due to less extensive root system.

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Grassland SoilThin litter layer because only grass contributes to dead material. Deep organic topsoil because of extensive root systems. High in clay due to less rain leeching the clay away, so it holds water better for plants.

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Last Updated: 8th March 2018

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