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Symbol:. The Shedding Temperate Forest. Temperate Deciduous Forest Period 5 Company: Tree Huggers Inc. Hank, Mia, Karina. Map. E astern half of North America M iddle of Europe Asia S outhwest Russia Japan Eastern China Southern Chile Middle East coast of Paraguay

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the shedding temperate forest


The Shedding Temperate Forest

Temperate Deciduous Forest Period 5

Company: Tree Huggers Inc.

Hank, Mia, Karina

  • Eastern half of North America
  • Middle of Europe
  • Asia
  • Southwest Russia
  • Japan
  • Eastern China
  • Southern Chile
  • Middle East coast of Paraguay
  • New Zealand
  • Southeastern Australia
landscape features
Landscape Features

5 zones in the Temperate Deciduous Forest:

1. Tree Stratum Zone

  • Trees: oak, beech, maple, chestnut hickory, elm, basswood, linden, walnut, and sweet gum trees.
  • Height ranges between 60 feet and 100 feet in this zone

2. Small Tree and Sapling Zone

  • Young and short trees
landscape features cont
Landscape Features (cont.)

3. Shrub Zone

  • Shrubs: rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurel, and huckleberries.

4. Herb Zone

  • Contains short plants such as herbal plants.

5. Ground Zone

  • Contains lichen, club mosses, and true mosses.
  • Average annual temperature: 50° F
  • The average yearly rainfall: 30 to 60 inches
  • Four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter
    • Autumn: leaves change color
    • Winter: trees lose their leaves
  • Animals adapt to the climate:
    • Hibernating in the winter
    • Living off the land in the other 3 seasons

Monthly Precipitation

Monthly Temperatures

seasonal information
Seasonal Information

“Come feel the warmth of the summer or the chill of the winter!”

  • This biome includes four separate seasons (spring, summer, autumn, and winter)
  • During the winter, the trees loose their leaves and during autumn, the leaves change color.
  • The animals are best seen during spring, summer, and autumn, but during the winter the animals are less likely to be seen because of hibernation.

“A Temperate forest with four seasons! What a variety!”

  • The forest sheds its leaves once a year, that is why it is called deciduous.
  • The timber makes it very economically important
  • The soil is rich it nutrition and minerals
  • Plants create a sugar based compound that helps prevent then from freezing.
environmental issues
Environmental Issues
  • The useful lumber found in this biome has lead to devastating alterations due to its extraction.
  • Industry has led to pollution of the air and water of this environment.
  • Invasive species due to human interaction

Invasive specie: fungal blight

tourist activities
Tourist Activities
  • Hiking in certain areas
  • Experience the four different seasons
  • Major cities, such as New York, are located in a Temperate Deciduous Forest, making sightseeing and urban activities plentiful
plants and animals
Plants and Animals
  • Large variety of animals, ranging from deer, bald eagles, mosquitos, American toad, and the eastern chipmunk.
  • Animal population changes due to migration with the seasons
  • Many different kinds of deciduous trees:
    • ie. oak, evergreen, birch
  • Wildflowers, mushrooms, ferns, and moss
  • Trees lose their leaves due to seasonal climate changes
  • Animals, such as the American Black Bear, hibernate seasonally