Minnesota Biome

Deciduous Forest

Definition: Deciduous

The Deciduous Forest is characterized by trees that lose their leaves at the end of each growing season.( Fall)

Glacial Effects

Glaciers sculpted this landscape, leaving relatively thin deposits of till (Till is the agricultural preparation of soil by mechanical agitation of various types, such as digging, stirring, and in this case Glacial movement and melting.)


The wildlife is numerous and constantly expanding throughout this specific biome. A dominant animal is beavers (castors). Other dominant species below

Why do deciduous trees leaves change color in the fall?

  1. The chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves part of their fall color. At the same time other chemical changes may occur, which form additional colors through the development of red pigments.

This biome runs the whole length of Minnesota. It is almost exactly in the center of Minnesota.

Relatively moist ( not humid) to moderate atmosphere. Moderate climate/percipitation associated with Minnesota.
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Pine trees or pionoidae trees dominate landscape as well as white berch.