Boreal Forests

Ashley Hobbs

Boreal Forest:

Are located in the Northern Hemisphere and comprise of conifer trees, which have needles rather than leaves.
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Global Postion

Boreal Forests are positioned in the Northern Hemisphere, across Northern Europe, Alaska and Canada.
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Plant Characteristics

The main plants in Boreal Forests are Moss, Lichen and Giant Sequoia trees. All of these plants are native to the Boreal Forests.

Animals

In Boreal Forests you get many different animals such as: Bobcats, Amur Tigers, Snowshoe Hares, Porcupines and Elf deer.

Threats

The biggest threat for the Boreal Forests is all the exploration and development of oil and natural gas reserves.

Interesting Facts

  • The Boreal Forest is named after Boreas, the Greek god of the North wind.
  • The boreal represents 29% of the world's forest cover.

Resources for People

  • Industrial logging supplies wood for resale. The trees are also used to make paper.


  • There is a large amount of oil beneath these forests which can be used to produce petrol.
  • Hydroelectric power is available due to the flooding of the forests.

Climate

The climate in Boreal Forests is exceptionally cold due to Boreal Forests being so close to the Arctic