Latitude:• Latitude: The latitude range is anywhere from 23 ° north to38 ° south.Specific area/names:• Deciduous forests can be found in the eastern half of NorthAmerica, and the middle of Europe.• There are many deciduous forests in Asia (30 to 45latitude, 130 to 145 east longitude) , examples in China:China Plain, Manchurian Mixed.• Some of the major areas that they are in are southwestRussia, Japan, and eastern China. South America has twobig areas of deciduous forests in southern Chile and MiddleEast coast of Paraguay.• There are deciduous forests located in New Zealand andsouth eastern Australia also.
Precipitation:• Precipitation in the Deciduous forest is spread throughout the year.• During the winter months precipitation is frozen.• Animals who live in the deciduous forest must adjust tocold winters and hot summersTemperature:• The average annual temperature in a deciduous forest is50° F. The average rainfall is 30 to 60 inches a year.
• Altitude: On mountainsides, deciduous trees grow up toelevations where the coniferous trees begin, atapproximately 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) above sea level.• They are not well adapted to the colder, drier conditionshigher up.• Below this, deciduous forests are found at many differentelevations.
• Trees: Deciduous trees are: maple, oak, birch, beech,aspen, poplar, locust, elm, hickory, basswood, etc.• They have had adaptations like losing leaves yearly toconserve energy, water and to replace any damagedleaves.• The smaller plants have adaptations to grow in theshade.• Animals: The animals adapt to the climate by hibernatingin the winter and living off the land in the other threeseasons.• The animals have adapted to the land by eating theplants in the forest as a good supply of food.• Also the trees provide shelter for them, so they use thetrees for food/water sources.• Animals also use camouflage
• A lot of deciduous forests have lost land to farms andtowns. Although people are trying to protect the forestssome poachers are trying to kill the animals in theforests.• The animals are losing their homes because of peoplebuilding their homes.• Many trees are cut for logging.
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