What are the deciduous and coniferous forests?
Definition. Most trees and shrubs fall into one of two categories: deciduous or coniferous. Deciduous trees have leaves that fall off yearly. Coniferous trees have needles or scales that do not fall off.
What are the main characteristics of temperate deciduous forest?
Key Characteristics of Temperate Deciduous "Broadleaf" Forest
- Deciduous forests have a long, warm growing season as one of four distinct seasons.
- There is abundant moisture.
- The soil typically is rich. ...
- Tree leaves are arranged in strata: canopy, understory, shrub, and ground.
What is unique about temperate deciduous forest?
Temperate deciduous forests are most notable because they go through four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Leaves change color (or senesce) in autumn, fall off in the winter, and grow back in the spring; this adaptation allows plants to survive cold winters.
Where do deciduous trees grow best?
Deciduous forests tend to thrive in areas that have mountains, and particularly in places that have a range of types of soil. Some famous deciduous forest locations are: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park (USA) Northeast China Plain (China)
Is Forestry bad for the environment?
The loss of trees and other vegetation can cause climate change, desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and a host of problems for indigenous people.
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