Different plants require a different pH of water (measure of acidity/basicity) in order to absorb nutrients efficiently. Most plants like a pH of around 7 (neutral), and acid rain is much lower than this number. Root damage, necessary micro organisms, nutrient structure, and other negative effects can occur as a result of acid rain, stunting plant growth or even killing them.
I think that it will be important to use rain water collections systems in the future do you know if we can prevent this from happening to plants if we collect the rain water and use it to water our plants.
Acid rain damages the roots of plants resulting in stunted growth. Acidity detroys many of the nutrients that are available in the soil for the roots to take in. Many of the micro organisms that are responsible for turning decay into useful nutrients in the soil are also killed off. Acid rain also deteriorates the waxy layers on leaves and makes them more susceptible to disease. It also inhibits the germination and reproduction of a plant.
Acid rain can have very detrimental effects on plants. When acid rain gets into the soil, it destroys many nutrients and micro-organisms that the plants need for sustinance and survival. Acid rain can also damage or destroy plants’ roots, cuasing the plant to be stunted or killed. When it hits the plants leaves, it can damage or destroy the waxy layer covering the plant, making it more vulnerable to disease. It also inhibits plants’ reproduction and germination processes. Even if plants survive acid rain, they are left seriously weakened and more susceptible to damage from storms, etc.
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