Deciduous Forest Biome Project

Cassidy Minnich 5th Period

General Description

  • Most Deciduous Forests are located in the eastern United States, Canada, Europe, China, Japan and parts of Russia.
  • Deciduous Forests have a long, warm growing season as one of four distant seasons.
  • There is and abundant moisture.
  • The soil is typically rich.
  • Tree leaves are arranged in strata: canopy, understory, shrub and ground.

Abiotic Factors

Weather- they have a quite wet environment

Climate- 14 inches of rain in the winter and 18 inches of rain in the summer

Temperature- 50º F (10º C)

Precipitation- 30-60 inches (75- 150 cm)


The terrain or landforms of the deciduous forests are similarly varied. Flat, hilly, and mountainous terrain is interspersed with large lakes and winding rivers.


The Deciduous Forest area has a lot of plants, many of them are White Birch Trees, Pecan Trees, Oak Trees, Tulip Trees. (Tulip Trees lose there leaves in the winter so it does not waste water)

Ecological concerns or issues

  • Forest Fires are the most common catastrophic events in the Deciduous Forest
  • Trees are cut down. This wood allows people to build houses and make paper. This empty space is used for farms, since the soil is great for growing crops. However, these forests might not ever grow back.