Which of the following description of forest is not correct?

QUESTION: Which of the following description of forest is not correct?

A   Forests protect the soil from erosion.

B   Plants and animals in a forest are not dependent on one another.

C    Forests influence the climate and water cycle.

D   Soil helps forests to grow and regenerate.

 

ANSWER:  Plants and animals in a forest are not dependent on one another.

 

Statement              Description
Forests protect the soil from erosion ·        Forests act as natural barriers against soil erosion.

·        The roots of trees and plants bind the soil together, preventing it from being washed away by wind and water.

·        This helps maintain soil fertility and prevents sediment from entering water bodies, preserving water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

Plants and animals in a forest are dependent on each another ·        Forest ecosystems are intricate networks where plants and animals coexist in a symbiotic relationship.

·        Plants provide shelter, food, and habitat for animals, while animals contribute to processes like pollination, seed dispersal and nutrient cycling.

·        The balance between species ensures the health and diversity of the entire ecosystem.

Forests influence the climate and water cycle ·        Forests have a significant impact on the Earth’s climate.

·        Through photosynthesis, trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, contributing to the regulation of greenhouse gases.

Soil helps forests to grow and regenerate ·        Soil provides essential nutrients that trees and plants need for healthy development.

·        Soil structure and moisture retention also play crucial roles in supporting plant growth.

·        As trees shed leaves and organic matter, these materials decompose, enriching the soil with nutrients that sustain the forest ecosystem over time.