by Jordan 5/6H
What makes a Rainforest?
What is a Rainforest?
Layers of the Rainforests
There are four main layers of the rainforest, although there is also a fifth layer that not many people know of, and that is the shrub layer.
Emergent Layer : The emergent layer is the very top layer where all of the tall, gigantic trees are. Sometimes these trees can be as tall as skyscrapers. Even though these trees get alot of sunlight they still have to put up with all the strong winds.
Canopy Layer : The canopy layer is more like a big umbrella to the rest of the rainforest below. Most of the food is provided in the canopy for a few of the animals.
Under story : The under story layer is very hot and damp, the air is also very still. This under story layer is under the leaves but above the floor.
Forest Floor : The forest floor of the rainforest is not very crowded. Barely any sun reaches the the forest floor, even less than the under story layer reachers. This layer is known as a very warm and humid layer.