What are two names for a coniferous forest?

What are two names for a coniferous forest?

Coniferous forests are found mostly in the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Other names for the coniferous forest are: taiga (Russian for swamp forest) and boreal forest. The trees making up the coniferous forest are cone-bearing trees like the spruce, pine, fir and hemlock.

What's a coniferous tree?

Coniferous trees have small, waxy and usually narrow leaves (needles or flat scales). 'Coniferous' means that it is a cone-bearing tree. The most common conifers are spruces, pines and firs. Alternative names used for coniferous trees are evergreens, softwoods and (appropriately enough) conifers.

How many coniferous trees are there?

While there are only around 800 conifers that occur in nature (as compared to perhaps 28,000 orchids), due to chance mutations and plant breeding, there are thousands of cultivars (short for 'cultivated variety') that are wonderful focal points and accents to the garden and landscape.

Is Conifer a pine?

We have only three native conifers, the Scots pine, the yew, and the juniper, and only the first of these ranks as a timber-yielding tree. ... Except for the yew tree, which has its own family called the Taxaceae, all these conifers belong to one large botanical group, the pine family or Pinaceae.

How do you identify a conifer?

Other identification tips for conifers are to look closely at the type of bark and how the tree grows. It can be difficult to differentiate between pine, fir, and spruce trees based solely on the bark. However, noting the type of cones, types of needles, and the bark color are all good for identifying purposes.

How far do pine tree roots go?

about 3 feet