Oh no, that would be awful. :-)
>>Which reminds me, Mt. St. Helens is now about 20 years old and the
>>in spirit lake haven't rotted yet.
>True, but neither do they have roots beyond about two or three feet from
>the base - which is just like the stumps I see near coal seams: stumps
>without roots. If peat accumulates at the rate of an inch per year, or
>whatever it is, and since we see stumps up to several feet in diameter
>near coals, and since Gastaldo says that stigmarian axial systems
>penetrate the substrate at angles of ~10 to 30 degrees, then why don't we
>see roots attached to stumps in these supposed "coal swamps"? I assume
>the flooded forests you cited have stumps with roots still connected?
I honestly don't know. I havn't ever seen a report about anyone dig them
up to see what the case is with the fine roots.
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