Forest Biomes

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Forest Biomes

C is for Conifers.This song is about a family of trees called conifers! Illustration & animation by Courtney Booker. From TMBGs CD/DVD set Here Come the ABCs. Available at iTunes at and at Amazon at

Mycorhizal fungi have a symbiotic relationship with tree roots. Both receive more nutrients.See Plant Success and Mycrhizae in action on the History Channel

Conifers at a GreenhouseTime to sit back and take a guided tour of some of the plants in my conifer garden.

Biomes: Deciduous ForestsStudent made movie

Fall FoliageColorful deciduous trees contrast with conifers.

Tropical Rain Forest

TaigaPhotos to Music

Rain Forest SongA musical trip through the tropical rain forest, highlighting the reasons why we must work with renewed vigor to protect them.

Lichen are one of the most undervalued organisms on the face of the planet. Watch this video to find out why.Part of the Restoring the Americas Collection, this video has a corresponding blog post.http://restoringtheamericas.blogspot....

Northern Forests54 minutesThe Living Planet - 03 - The Northern ForestsBroadcast 2 February 1984, the next instalment examines the northern coniferous forests. The programme begins in northern Norway, 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Here, there is only just enough light for the pine trees to survive, but it is extremely cold during the winter. Pine cone seeds provide one of the few foods available at this time of year, and large herbivores such as the moose must also rely on their fat reserves. However, there are predators, including lynxes, wolverines and eagle owls. The coniferous forest grows in a belt right around the globe, some 1,900 kilometres across at its widest. On each continent, many migratory animals arrive in the spring, and even more during the summer. In years when the vole population is high, the numbers of their main predator, the owls, increase correspondingly and spread out. Further south, the warmer climate sees the pine trees give way to broad-leaved species, such as the oak and beech. More birds occupy the forest canopy during the summer than at any other time of year, feeding on a myriad of insects. At the onset of winter, many animals in these forests hibernate, and in America, Attenborough uncovers the den of a black bear, which can be asleep for six months at a time. Finally, further south still, Attenborough discovers the effects of forest fires, which are not so destructive as they appear — the areas affected rejuvenate themselves within a couple of months, with more flowers than before.


Tree Identification

HumusDark fertile soil


Seed Dispersal

Buttress rootsShallow roots that support large trees.



Broadleaf Tree-- Any tree with wide leaves instead of thin needles.

Cloud Forest


Forest Biomes

Forest Biomes

Forest Biomes