5 Coniferous Forest Fun Facts!

5 Coniferous Forest Fun Facts!

– The forest is made up of a variety of conifers, ranging from giant redwoods along the coast of NorCal to spruce, fir, & hemlock farther north.

– Coniferous forests acquire mild temperatures; abundant precipitation during fall, winter & spring; relatively cool, dry summer; rocky, acidic soils.

– Dominant plant life in a coniferous forest consist of Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock & redwood trees.

– They are usually found along the Pacific coast of northwestern United Sates & Canada, from NorCal to Alaska.

– Because of its lush vegetation, the northwestern coniferous forest is sometimes referred to as a “temperate rain forest.”

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