Taiga Biome

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Taiga Biome

Winter can have a temperature as low as -65°F and as high as 30° F. Summer's lowest temperature is 30° F and the highest is 70° F. The average precipitation per year is about 40 inches. During the winter the average is about 20-40 inches, and in summer, about 10-20 inches.

Some of the most notable taigas found globally include the White Spruce Taiga located in Denali Highway, Alaska, where the Alaska Range is visible from. Another significant Taiga is the Yukon Taiga, located in Yukon, Canada. When visitng the Taiga, some family-fun activities include snowboarding, skiing, and sledding. During the summer, you can go hiking through the forest.

The Taiga includes many arboreal species, mainly firs, pine trees, birches, and fewer laeches, willows, alders, and poplars. The majority of the trees are coniferous evergreens, hence the name "confierous forest". There are not many herbs and shrubs because the dead needles shed from the conifer trees acidify the soil. In areas with moisture, mosses and liverworts can form peat-bogs. Only where sinlight breaks through the thick foliage can fruit-bearing shrubs grow, such as currrants, raspberries, and blueberries.

Animals Foxes, lynxes, bears, minks, squirrels, grey wolves and their prey; carribou, reindeers, moose, and the beaver. Many birds migrate south from the Taiga during the Winter. The insects that inhabit the taiga are ants, woodwasps, wood-beetles, and flies.

Ecosystem ecologyThe taiga is only in the northern hemisphere. Taiga biomes form continuously around the world from Scandinavia to Canada. The taiga is the largest uninterrupted forest on earth, with 1,500 km of land, about 8% of the land above sea level.

Taiga Biome: The Taiga Biome is a coniferous forest of high northern latitudes.

Humans are casuing deforestation by extensive logging. Also, global warming is affecting the size of the forests and the survival of cold-weather living organisms. Pollution is causing acid rain which weakens trees and habitats.In Russia's Far Eastern Taiga, deforestation is a major issue. The beaver is an endangered species in the Taiga.

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