The trees in the Taiga are mainly spruce, pine, and fir. The plants adapt to harsh weather in this environment, like icy and snowy winters. For example, the needles of the pine are very smooth to help keep water inside the dark casing. The spruce's cone like shape allows them to shed ice and sleet more efficiently. Berry bushes that thrive in this biome are blueberry, bilberry, and cowberry. Berry bushes are a vital food source for mammals, birds and some types of insects. Not very common trees that grow in the Taiga are birch, oak, willow, and alder. They live in particularly wet or disturbed areas.
You can find this in northern north America. The balsam fur can grow up to 40-80 feet. A thick base until the top witch is a spiky kind of top.
A black spruce is a tall tree that grows up to 25 meters. This tree grows in the taiga biome. As the tree gets older the crown on the tree gets more like a spike and develops like other plants in this biome.
Jack pine usually grows up to be 27 meters tall and 32 centimeter diameter around the trunk. The jack pine has needles instead of leaves and long slender sticks.
Douglas-firs are very big. They can grow from 40 to 60 feet tall and 15 to 25 feet wide. Because of this they are one of the most important lumber trees in the world.
The Eastern Red Cedar is a small evergreen that commonly grows to a height of 10-50 feet. Its name is misleading since it is a juniper and not a cedar. Its range is from Nova Scotia to northern Florida, and west to the Dakotas and Texas.
Paper birch trees have a thin bark that peels in horizontal layers which separates into sheets, almost like paper. Birch trees can grow in pairs or clusters.
Most spruce needles are four-sided, stiff, and less than one inch long, 2.5 centimeters to be exact. Woody, like projections help join the needles to the twigs. Spruce trees grow tall and most are shaped like pyramids. Some grow as tall as one hundred and fifty feet, mostly the white spruce.
Poplars do not live very long. It is illegal to plant poplars along streets in some cities because they clog underground drainpipes and sewers. Poplar wood is light whitish/brownish in color. It is soft, light, and fairly weak.
The Herbivores in the Taiga are the Moose, the Snowshoe rabbit, and the Red Squirrel.
The carnivores are the Lynx, The Wolverine, and the Mink.
The omnivores are The Black Bear, the Panda, and the Jackal.
For one of the food chains the producer is the Black Spruce tree. The primary customers are the Moose, the Elk, Insects, Birds, and Rats. The Secondary customers are the Wolf, the Owl, and the red Fox.
For the other food chain the Producer is the Grass, The primary customer is the Rat, and the Secondary customer is the Snake.
Biotic factors like plants provide food and scenery for the environment and all of it’s inhabitants. Abiotic factors such as precipitation help grow the plants and make the soil more fertile. Causing the plants to grow.
Some animals adapt by hibernating. Others adapt by blending in with their surroundings to protect themselves.
Throughout the Taiga, the temperatures vary. Throughout the year the temperatures may go from -65f to 86f. In the summer the average temperature is 64f. In the winter, the average temperature is -4f.
The summers are warm, rainy, and humid. A lot of coniferous trees grow in the taiga.
In the taiga, storms like windstorms can blow down trees. However, some storms have benefits. A bolt of lightning will hit a tree and start a forest fire. The fire will burn down trees, but it will make room for new ones to grow.
In the winter months, the nights are very long and the days are very short. The sun may not rise above the horizon for days, when it does the day will be very short. In the summer, the
The length of daylight is 12 hours but varies little.
Climate in the taiga is cold, with average annul temperatures from about 5farenhight to -5farenhight.
In taiga the air pressure isn't very high, compared to other windy places.
In the taiga,there is usually between 20 and 50inches of precipitation each year. It is usually in the form of snow.
The winds in the region tend too not have very high windsthe winds
If a geyser doesn’t go of at its regular time it could be a sign of earthquakes or tsunami they usually go off every 30 minutes but if it doesn’t happen for hours something wrong.
Leaves grow on trees in the spring with many colors and all the leaves drop from the trees in fall.