Which of the following is/are correct about soil present in the taiga region?

  1. The soil is young and little developed
  2. Poor in nutrients
  3. Acidic in nature

  Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The soil is acidic in nature due to the falling pine needles; the forest floor has only lichens and some moss growing on it. Leaching of soils results in infertility of soil as minerals are washed away in the lower horizons. This leaching of the minerals makes them inaccessible to the tree roots.

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