Presentation on theme: "By: Juwan Brooks, Timmy Lord. Deciduous forests can be found in the eastern half of North America, and the middle of Europe. There are many deciduous."— Presentation transcript:
Deciduous forests can be found in the eastern half of North America, and the middle of Europe. There are many deciduous forests in Asia. Some of the major areas that they are in are southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China. South America has two big areas of deciduous forests in southern Chile and Middle East coast of Paraguay. There are deciduous forests located in New Zealand, and southeastern Australia also.
The average annual temperature in a deciduous forest is 50° F. The average rainfall is 30 to 60 inches a year. In deciduous forests there are five different zones. The first zone is the Tree Stratum zone. The Tree Stratum zone contains such trees as oak, beech, maple, chestnut hickory, elm, basswood, linden, walnut, and sweet gum trees. This zone has height ranges between 60 feet and 100 feet.
The small tree and sapling zone is the second zone. This zone has young, and short trees. The third zone is called the shrub zone. Some of the shrubs in this zone are rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurel, and huckleberries. The Herb zone is the fourth zone. It contains short plants such as herbal plants. The final zone is the Ground zone. It contains lichen, club mosses, and true mosses.
The deciduous forest has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In the autumn the leaves change color. During the winter months the trees lose their leaves.
The animals adapt to the climate by hibernating in the winter and living off the land in the other three seasons. Animals found in the forest include: American Bald Eagle American Black Bear Coyote Duckbill Platypus Eastern Chipmunk European Red Squirrel Fat Dormouse Least Weasel White-tailed Deer
The soil type is brown forest soil, the abundance of falling leaves in Autumn enriches the soil and turns it brown.
The Red Fox has adapted because it can live in many different habitats and it can eat many different things. Rabbits usually only live about one year in the wild so they have developed an extremely fast reproduction rate.
Due to logging, development of residential areas, and over hunting many deciduous forests are being destroyed.
The creation of Shawnee National Forest, located between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in the southern portion of the state, was prompted by the public's interest in having a national forest in Illinois. Private individuals preserved Funk's Grove, southwest of Bloomington on Old Route 66 in central Illinois. A portion of these woods, Thaddeus-Stubblefield Grove, is a dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve established in 1993. It contains 1600 acres of oak savannas, woodlands, and forests. It has some of the largest trees in the state, and the best example of a bur oak grove. A secondary forest of maples is present; local people harvest and sell maple syrup.
North American forests have five times as many species of trees as the forests of Europe. The temperate deciduous forest Biome has four seasons of winter, fall, summer, and spring. Animals and plants have special adaptations to cope with these early changes. The largest tree in the world is found in the United States. You can find it in California. This giant sequoia tree is 275 feet tall and 95 feet around. One of the most interesting features of the temperate forests is the changing seasons.
Name a animal found in this forest. What are some conservation effort. What is the greatest human influences. Name the seasons. What type of forest is it.