Location: The temperate deciduous forest biome is located in eastern and central Canada, south of the boreal forest. They are also found around the world in the US, Europe, and Asia. Most of these forests are found around 0-50 degrees north latitude, which means they are found between the poles and tropics. Climate: Deciduous forest regions are exposed to warm and cold air masses, which cause these areas to have four seasons, which are summer, autumn, winter and spring. The temperature in these regions varies widely from season to season with cold winters and hot, wet summers. The average yearly temperature is about 10^0 C.
The areas in which deciduous forests are located get about 750 to 1, 500 mm of precipitation spread evenly throughout the year. During the fall, trees change color and then lose their leaves. They do this to prepare for the winter season where water is generally not available to keep the leaves of some plants alive. Due to the cold winters, the trees have to adapt to the winter by going into a period of dormancy or sleep.
They also have thick bark to protect them from the cold weather. Trees and flowers grow during the spring and summer growing season. In these forests, summer usually lasts 4-6 months during the whole year. Species: In the deciduous forest, there are many flowers. However, the main ones are the passion berry and the blue lily. Many different kinds of trees, shrubs, and herbs grow in deciduous forests.
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Most of the trees are broadleaf trees such as oak, maple, beech, hickory and chestnut. There are also different kinds of plants like mountain laurel, azaleas and mosses that live on the shady forest floor where only small amounts of sunlight get through. Animals need the trees because they provide shelter; some use them for food, and even for the water from the leaves. The trees adapt to this forest by having thick bark barriers on the trees to keep the animals out and the trees from dying. Because the precipitation is spread throughout the year, during the winter months it is usually and unavailable to animals.
Animals living within this biome have to adapt to cold winters and hot summers. Leaves generally fall off in the fall, leaving animals with less cover to hide themselves from predators. In the deciduous forests, there are animals such as deer, gray squirrels, mice, raccoons, salamanders, snakes, robins, frogs, and many kinds of insects and birds. In the winter however, most of these animals migrate to the south where it is a lot warmer.
Resources: The temperate deciduous forest covers a fairly large amount of land in Canada most of it however is urbanized where it is extremely populated. The rest of the land either is used for agriculture or is a provincial park, where it has significant recreational and tourism values, and contributes to the economy of local communities. Under the surface of the rich soil, you can find deposits of clay and limestone. The most valuable natural resource is the forests trees. Because lumber is very valuable, most hardwood trees are used for firewood, construction, or art. Many forests are also being cut down for farmland..