Forest

Nathan Rhodes

Location

The deciduous forest is located between the polar and tropic regions. Because of its location, air masses from the freezing cold polar and and the warm tropics both work together with the climate changes of this biome. The Broadleaf deciduous forest is located in eastern North America.
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General characteristics

Have what we call zones and they have five of these zones and they are called the tree stratum zone, small sapling zone, shrub zone, herb zone, and the ground zone. They also have different temperature times of the year which we call seasons and their seasons are of course spring, summer, fall, winter.
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Abiotic factors

The weather of deciduous forests biomes is mostly because of what we call seasons. If you've heard of these then you know that there is spring, summer, fall, and winter. The seasons are really just the different temperatures of the different parts of the earth. For example, when the part of the earth is turned away from the sun then it is either winter or fall. When the sun is facing the part of the earth it is either spring or summer.

Now for the climate. The climate of a diciduous forest is a mixture of continental and sub-tropical climates.

Landforms

The deciduous forest does not really have any mountains because of the trees and there is no room for them. It has some bodies of water such as ponds or lakes. There are not really any canyons either sense those are found in deserts mostly. There isn't really any islands either because that feature belongs to the tropical rainforest biome.

Biotic factors

There are many plants and animals that live in the deciduous forest here are some examples of the animals. The chipmunk who adapts to the seasons by storing nuts fearing the spring, summer, and fall and in the winter it stays where it stored all its nuts until the next year in spring. This is called hibernation. Next is the black bear who lives on the meat of other animals like fish. This is called a carnivore meaning that the bear only eats meat. He eats year-round and is a type of bear who does sleep during the winter but he doesn't sleep in a cave. Black bears find really tall and stable trees and sleep there for hibernation. The other animals include skunks, deer, and raccoons but there is many more than that.

Next are the plants. One of these plants is called the American Beech tree. It can be from 90 to one hundred feet tall. It is also a wide tree and is from 50 to 70 feet wide. There is also many other trees such as the maple, oak, broadleaf, and the hickory.

Ecological concerns or issues

One of the main things that destroys the deciduous forest is amazingly us humans. We humans are known as I guess you could say explorers. When we find new land we want to populate it and to populate it you have to build things and to build things we have to cut down trees and go mining for supplies. A way this will eventuly start hurting us humans as well because we need air to breath and if we cut down the things that make the air then eventuly there won't be anything to breath.

We're not the only things that hurt the forests. Things such as sinkholes make huge craters and destroy the roots in the ground and can be a harm to animals. Earth quakes on the other hand can do even more damage such as shaking and destroying the habitats that the animals live in.