5 Boreal Forest Fun Facts!

5 Boreal Forest Fun Facts!

– Along the northern edge of the temperate zone are dense evergreen forests of coniferous trees.

– Winters here are bitterly cold, but summers are mild & long enough to allow the ground to thaw.

– Needleleaf coniferous trees such as spruce & fir; some broadleaf deciduous trees; & small, berry-bearing shrubs all participate in the dominant plant life of a boreal forest.

– Distributed throughout North America, Asia, & northern Europe.

– A boreal forest is sometimes referred to as taiga.


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