a region of boreal forest, the largely evergreen forest vegetation of northern areas of the Northern Hemisphere, below the arctic and subarctic tundra regions (Morris 1992).
Far northern coniferous forest. In Siberia, Eurasia, and America. Extends to the northern limit of trees. Exists where the growing season is too short for deciduous trees. Relatively few species, compared to tropical or temperate forests. main types: Mixed coniferous forest, dominated by spruce, fir, pine, and larch. Open taiga: sparse forest of scattered trees. Lake forest, dominated by pine and hemlock. Forest of High to mid latitudes; dominated by coniferous forest. Predominant tree species are spruce, fir, pine, and cedars. Also called boreal forest. Also see our page on the boreal forest.