How does afforestation prevent soil erosion?

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How does afforestation prevent soil erosion?

Afforestation:

The process of developing tree cover where there was previously none is called afforestation. One of the world's great affroestation projects is the re-planting of trees in Africa to prevent desertification.

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Afforestation prevents soil erosion because trees grow very large, very strong roots that take hold in soil and prevent it from washing away or being...

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Soil & Erosion: Definition, Types, Causes & Prevention

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