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Unformatted text preview: o Legume - adds nitrogen to the soil o Replenishes the soil, provides food for animals Stems too tough for animals to eat, only eat the leaves Stem keeps the vine alive Only partially edible, still didnt want it near houses Began to use it for soil conservation o Place it on hills, it grows so fast and covers the ground quickly o Used in road-cuts Too good for road-cuts, grew so fast that it came out and covered the road 4 stages o Brought over as decoration, people planted it by their houses o Grew too fast and became a nuisance, people didn't want it near their houses Decided to use it as feed for animals o The stems were too tough to eat, most animals only ate the leaves Failed as a useful food source, began to be used for soil conservation o Placed in road-cuts to prevent soil loss Too fast and covered the lightly travelled roads...
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- Fall '08