One hardly thinks about the root systems behind the massive trees, the beautiful plants we see growing and the crops and vegetables we consume on a day to day basis. However, plant roots are very significant to the survival and continuity of our species. Roots are so important that there is an entire field of study dedicated to its research. After all, there is a need to ensure that future generations have a food supply when natural disasters and natural forms of erosion and degradation inevitably take effect. There is also the need to preserve this important part of the respiration cycle.