By Alexandrea Ward
Picture of the Boreal Forest
Map of Boreal Forest
Boreal Tree With Needles
Description of the global location
The boreal forest biome covers vast areas in the Northern Hemisphere, between the Arctic tundra and the north of Europe, Asia and North America. The largest biome on land is not the hot desert or treeless tundra – it is the boreal forest biome. Boreal forest, sometimes called coniferous forest, is composed of coniferous, evergreen trees that have needle-like leaves
and cones, like pine cones.
Average temperatures fall to about -15°C and snow is common. In summer, which lasts only one to three months, temperatures climb towards 20°C and humidity is relatively high.
The weather gets so cold that humans, to survive, must wear something really warm like fur.
Animals of the Boreal Forest
Resources for people
- Paper comes from the trees.
- Fur from animals for warm clothing
- Global warming,
- Acid rain from sulphur dioxide air pollution.
- 29% of the worlds forest cover is the boreal forest.
- 85 species of mammals, 130 of species of fish, 32000 species of insects and 300 species of bird live in Canadians boreal forest.