Dominate Forest covered provinces • The dominate forest covered provinces are Quebec and British Colombia. • B.C is mostly commercial while Quebec has some protected forests This map shows the commercial and non commercial forests of Canada. (for better map see page 310)
Forests of British Colombia • In B.C there are many massive Boreal, montane, and west coast forests. • These forests are rich in various different trees. • Over 60% of B.C forests are commercial. • Reasons for this include the fact that B.C’s forests are aged, making the wood more valuable. However largely the reason is because B.C is so plentiful in forests.
Boreal • Location: In all provinces and territories following the shield. • Climate: Large temperature range between seasons. Long cold winter. Short hot summer. • Species: Coniferous trees
West Coast • Climate: Lots of precipitation. Moderate temperatures. • Location: Obviously the west coast. • Species: Coniferous trees
Montane • Location: South-East B.C • Climate: moderate climate. Low precipitation levels. • Species: Small coniferous trees.
Mixed • Location: Southern Ontario • Climate: Modified continental • Species: Deciduous and coniferous
Hard and soft Wood • The difference between hard and soft wood in soft wood comes from coniferous trees and hard wood come from deciduous trees.