Taiga

Taiga

About Taiga

Taiga , also known as the boreal forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. Taiga is the world's largest terrestrial biome. In North America it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as parts of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It also covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia from St. Petersburg in the west to the Pacific ocean (including much of Siberia), northern Kazakhstan, northern Mongolia, and northern Japan (on the island of Hokkaid). However, the main tree species, the length of the growing season and summer temperatures vary.

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