China Davis, Aniya Borom, Zakeria Hale, & Shawnna Pearson
Taiga Biome Description
About The Taiga Biome
Taiga Biome Characteristics
There isn't very much annual precipitation that occurs in the taiga biome. There is some though in the summer months. This tends to create problems due to the heavy bark found on the trees there. The outbreak of fires during the summer months in the taiga biome is very high. During the colder time of the year, there are extremely cool winds that make it hard to survive in such conditions.
The rich forest are the taiga biome takes over where the tundra biome ends. During the longer parts of summer, there can be up to 20 hours of daylight given. The temperatures though can severely dip and rise over the course of any 24 hour period. Therefore, you must be ready for what this particular biome offers.
Taiga Biome Flora & Fauna
Interesting Taiga Biome Facts
- Fires are very common in the taiga biome. These fires are necessary to help rid the area of old and sick trees.
- There is not much variety in plants. Majority of the plants are conifer trees which is why the taiga is referred to as the coniferous forest.
- The conifer trees in the taiga biome are referred to as evergreen. This means they remain green all year round and never drop their leaves.
- Softwood timber is used to make paper. Majority of softwood timber comes from the taiga biome.
- For six months out of the year, the temperature in the taiga biome is below freezing.