Temperate Deciduous Forest


The rainfall ranges of 30 to 60 inches and an average temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters are relatively short, with warm or hot summers. The trees that grow in temperate deciduous forests change with the seasons. They bud in the spring, flourish in the summer, change color in autumn and lose their leaves in the fall.

Weather Cilmate

The deciduous forests are located in the temperate zone above the tropical forests and below the coniferous forests most of Europe. The latitude range is anywhere from 23 ° north to 38 ° south. Climate is a mix of temperature and precipitation. Deciduous forests have almost 14 inches of rain in the winter months and more than 18 inches of rain in the summer.

Adaptations need for plants & animals to survive in the biome

A lot of deciduous forests have lost land to farms and towns. Although people are trying to protect the forests some poachers are trying to kill the animals in the forests. The animals are losing their homes because of people building their homes.

Limiting Factors

Temperate forests make up a majority of the forest type on the eastern coast of the United States as well as parts of Europe and are composed of both deciduous and coniferous trees. In the Southern Appalachians, the forest is also referred to as a temperate rainforest and is known for the richness of its biodiversity


-Ticks feast on deer. (parasitic)
- Bees feed on nector and spread pollen to other flowers. (mutualistic)
- Deer get chiggers (or whatever those little spiky seeds are called) and carry them to other locations where they can grow and spread. (commensialistic)
- Fish swallow tapeworm segments and spread the tapeworm to human hosts if the fish is eaten undercooked. (commesialistic)
- Leeches suck the blood of animals that walk through the water. (parasitic)