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Desert survival requires extreme measures.The shrub-like mesquite tree, for instance, thrives in desert country from Argentina north to the southwestern United States by searching for water with an extensive lateral root system.
It also sends taproots far into the earth.In fact, mesquite roots have been discovered 174' below ground in a copper mine! Not only do mesquite's meandering roots stem erosion of the desert's fragile soil, they also enrich it with nitrogen.
But mesquite's role doesn't end there...