Write the main features of forest soils. What are the different types of soils found in the hilly forested areas?

Write the main features of forest soils. What are the different types of soils found in the hilly forested areas?

Forest soils are mainly found in the hilly and mountains areas where sufficient rain forests are available. The soil texture varies according to the mountain environment where they are formed. Atleast four types of soils, can be seen in the hilly forested areas:

  1. They are loamy and silty in valley sides.
  2. They are coarse grained in upper slopes.
  3. They are highly denuded, acidic with low humus content in the snow covered areas.
  4. They are very fine and fertile in lower parts of the valley and on river terraces.
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