coniferous forest

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A forest dominated by conifer trees, with very few other tree species. It grows in thin, acidic soils that have few nutrients, in climates with long, cold winters, and short, occasionally warm, wet summers. It is the largest terrestrial biome on Earth, and grows in a broad band at high latitudes across much of North America, Europe, and Asia, where it forms the climax vegetation, and extends to the southern border of the arctic tundra. Also knows as taiga or boreal forest.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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