Deciduous Forest

By Nathan Kinney

Temperate Deciduous Forest Biome Song

Deciduous Forest

Deciduous means falling off at maturity and typically refers to trees and shrubs losing their leaves seasonally.
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-30°C to 30°C, yearly average is 10°C, hot summers, cold winters


75 to 150 cm of rain per year


Broadleaf trees (oaks, maples, beeches), shrubs, perennial herbs, and mosses


Eastern United States, Canada, Europe, China, and Japan


Temperate deciduous forests are most notable because they go through four seasons. Leaves change color in autumn, fall off in the winter, and grow back in the spring; this adaptation allows plants to survive cold winters.


Temperate deciduous forests are located in the mid-latitude areas which means that they are found between the polar regions and the tropics. The deciduous forest regions are exposed to warm and cold air masses, which cause this area to have four seasons.
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