Three main types, all profoundly harvested and reduced by humans: Temperate deciduous forest: originally covered most of Europe, eastern North America, and parts of Asia, Japan, Australia, and South America. Moist temperate coniferous forest: western North America (Alaska to California); also in the Mississippi delta. Humidity is high, often with considerable fog. Conifers dominate, especially redwoods and spruces. Broad-leaved evergreen forest. Found in central and southern Japan and in Florida. Moisture is high. Differences between winter and summer temperatures are less than in deciduous forests. Live oaks, magnolias, hollies, bays, and sabal palms are typical.
Forests situated between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere or between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle in the Southern Hemisphere. A climate which is warm in the summer, cold in the winter, and moderate in the spring and fall
A biome characterized primarily by deciduous broad-leaved trees.
One of three main forest types in the world, mainly composed of deciduous trees. The other two types are the equatorial evergreen forest and the northern coniferous forest.
One of 3 main forest zones in the world (see also boreal forest; tropical forest) The woodland of rather mild climatic areas; composed mainly of deciduous trees. Forêt tempérée
Woodland of a usually mild climatic within the temperate zone that receives heavy rainfall, usually includes numerous kinds of trees and is distinguished from a tropical rainforest by the presence of a dominant tree.