Soil Layers
Updated: 12/17/2019
Soil Layers
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  • Layers of SoilBy Taylor Williams
  • Litter is the topmost layer. It contains things such as decompositioning sticks and leaves.
  • Horizon A: TopsoilTopsoil contains minerals from organic matter. It makes an excellent home for plants and animals. Made from sand silt and clay.
  • Horizon: SubsoilSubsoil is soil with many minerals. It is old topsoil that was pushed down over time. Made from sand, silt, clay, and some organic matter
  • Horizon C: Parent MaterialParent material is where soil is first developed. Made from weathered bedrock
  • BedrockBedrock is rock that has not been touched or broken down; parent material forms from this layer. Made of materials such as basalt and limestone
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