6th Period Coniferous


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6th Period Coniferous

  1. 1. Coniferous/ Boreal Forest By:Cinthia C , Elizabeth D, Hazel T......
  2. 2. What are coniferous Trees? Coniferous forest are cone bearings and have that name cause their trees have Pine cones on them . The trees reproduce when pine cones fall from the tree and seeds fall off the pine cones. They adapt to the weather because instead of leaves they have pine needles. And the cold doesn’t go inside of them because their to small. So it dose not freeze the trees. The lower part of the forest has little growth due to the lack of sunlight.
  3. 3. Where are they in the world?
  4. 4. Climate Data <ul><li>Taiga Temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Winter </li></ul><ul><li>Low -65 F (-54 C) </li></ul><ul><li>High 30 F (-1 C) </li></ul><ul><li>Summer </li></ul><ul><li>Low 20 F (-7 C) </li></ul><ul><li>High 70 F (21 C) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Typical plants <ul><li>Trees in the deciduous biome drop their leaves in the fall. That way they can survive a heavy snowstorm without risking their branches. Evergreen trees in the taiga keep their leaves, but their cone shape helps prevent damage. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The taiga is large and has a lot of plants. Acres and acres of the exact same tree species are often the case. Especially when compared to other biomes such as the rainforest ,…. Description of plants...
  7. 7. The Tamarack Tree <ul><li>The Tamarack tree can grow to be up to 14 -24 inches thick. </li></ul><ul><li>The bark has reddish brown scales and there branches are very short. </li></ul><ul><li>There leaves are needle like flat and soft. </li></ul><ul><li>They like many of the trees in this biome have cones that hold seeds so that the tree can reproduce. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Jack Pine Tree! <ul><li>A jack pine pine grows to be about 27 meters tall and 32 centimeters thick. </li></ul><ul><li>It is reddish brown with flat bark. As it gets older the bark </li></ul><ul><li>grays. </li></ul><ul><li>It has pinecones that store leaves and needle like leaves. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Typical animal <ul><li>The hawk owl is one of the animals in the taiga forest. The hawk owl is easily recognized by its tai . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Description/Picture of anmals European Red Squirrel.. The arrival of the North American gray squirrel in Britain at the beginning of this century , species was the only red squirrel. They mostly eat fungi and fruit female may produce two litters of about 3 young each . This is the exact location where you can find the European red squirrel
  11. 11. The Snowshoe Rabbit <ul><li>The snowshoe rabbit lives in forest areas where there is under growth covering the ground. But it migrates through the Midwest U.S. It is big and weighs 3 to 4 pounds as an adult. It has large feet that spread out and look like snowshoes. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Description/Picture of animals...... The Male presents the female with a berry or ant pupa, which the birds then pass back and forth from beak to beak but never swallow. The bulky nest is made from twigs, moss and plant fibers, mainly by the female, who lays 3 to 7 eggs, which she alone incubates. This is the exact place there located …..or where you can find this animals,,
  13. 13. coniferous food web!
  14. 14. Human impact <ul><li>Many of the trees in the coniferous biome were cut down due to logging and many of the animals are also hunted for their fur. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Extra Info <ul><li>Most trees in the coniferous forest have pine cones. </li></ul><ul><li>The Black spruce is a fire related species. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Credits <ul><li>http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/taiga.hm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/taiga_plant_page.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/taiga_animal_page.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.world-builders.org/lessons/less/biomes/conifers/conifweb.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/Forsite/ncfbiome.htm </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>