Temperate Deciduous Forest

By Ashley Morrison

Moist Continental Climate

The Deciduous forest climate has four seasons; spring, summer, fall, and winter. Most forests have low summer temperatures around 70 degrees but other forests during summer are warmer than the Deciduous forest.


The climate for the deciduous forest has a mix of the amount of water and different temperatures during day and night. During winter months, almost 14 inches of rain come down to the deciduous. During summer months, more than 18 inches of rain come down to the Deciduous forest.


The location the Deciduous forest are the United States, Europe, Eastern China, South Eastern Australia, Western Russia, and South America.


Some areas in the Deciduous forest have mountains and lakes for animals and people to swim in and to climb on.

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Animals in the Deciduous Forest

Bald Eagles, Black Bears, Coyotes, Duckbill Platypuses, Chipmunks, Squirrels, Fat Dormice, Least Weasels, and White Tailed Deer live in the Deciduous forest.


Some animals that live in the deciduous forest must migrate to other areas far south if they want to be warm and survive. Other animals that stay in the Deciduous forest during winter must find a place for shelter so the animals will be safe and warm for winter with lots of food they gathered during Fall.


These animals in the picture are carnivores because the animals need to eat meat in order to live and to hibernate for the winter.

Plants in the Deciduous Forest

American Beech, Carpet Moss, Common Lime, Guelder Rose, Lady Fern, Northern Arrow wood, Pecan, Shagbark Hickory, Tawny Milksap Mushroom, White Birch, and White Oak are around the Deciduous Forest.


Plants and trees change colors during each season because of the weather that repeatedly changes. The trees' leaves change color during Fall because of the cold. When the plants don't get enough sun and warmth during Fall and Winter, the plants will die.

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Temperature and rainfall

The average temperature in the deciduous forest is 50 degrees and the average rainfall for the Deciduous forest are 30 to 60 inches a year.

The soil will be moist every time rain comes from the clouds. The soil absorbs the amount of water for the plants to grow and to be healthy.

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Tree information

Oak Tree, Beech Tree, Maple Tree, Chestnut Hickory Tree, Elm Tree, Basswood Tree, Linden Tree, Walnut Tree, and Sweet Gum Tree are in the Deciduous forest climate.


The average size for the Deciduous forest trees are 60 to 100 feet.


Trees die when they get chopped off by a person. Trees also die from a forest fire when the land is too warm and dry.


Pollution in the air is badly effecting the trees because the trees need clean air to live. But people are causing the trees to slowly die and making the leaves fall to the ground early.

Animal and Plant Survival

Small animals and insects camouflaged themselves so they won't get eaten by bigger animals. Lots of animals use trees for shelter so the animals would be safe from harm. When the season is close to Winter, the animals gather as much food as they can for hibernation by eating each plant to see if the plants are good and edible.


The plants survive the forest by leaning towards the sun to absorb the sun light. The plants also soak up nutrients from the soil so the plants can grow.


Humans hunt and kill animals for food which is now bad because less animals are around the forests and the woods.


The small animals like the little mouse in the picture are herbivores because the small animals like to eat plants that are in the forest and to gather them for winter.

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Threats in the Deciduous Forest

The animals have lost their homes because of people that were building houses. Some people are trying to stop other people from killing the animals and deforesting the forest. Deforestation can cause animals to not find a place for shelter and less chance of survival. The trees will not grow back unless a person or a group of people get new trees and let the new trees grow in soil. If a group of people keep on adding new trees to a deforestation area, the deforestation area will become a forest again. More animals will come back to a new forest running around and finding places for shelter.
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