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The Beauties and the Dangers of the Deciduous Forests By:Billie Jean, Eduardo, Pablo, Brianne



Tight facts!

Fact 1: Deciduous forests are being torn down for space and paper. This is called deforestation. If we keep on doing this we are going to be left with no trees and no fertile soil.

Fact 2: In deciduous forests there are 5 zones the first zone is the tree stratum. This zone contains such trees as oak, beech, maple, chestnut hickory, elm, basswood, linden, walnut, and sweet gum trees. This zone has different height ranges between 60 feet and 100 feet.
Fact 3: A lot of deciduous forests have lost land to farms and towns.
Fact 4: Many dangers are occuring to the decidious forest like parasatic diseases, poaching, agriculture, acid rain, and human development.
Fact 5: The leaves on the trees are wider so they catch more sunlight.
Fact 6: The threats are develpment, agriculture, logging, acid rain, and global warming. Development is where people start to need more space and start taking down the trees so they build what they need. Agriculture is where we tear down trees to make room for farming. Logging is taking down trees so we can make paper or other materials. acid rain well rain that destroys the trees. Global warming is the green house effect except instead of icebergs it also gets trees.
Fact 7:Dedciucous forests eare located in North America, Europe, parts of Asia, South of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, middle east of Paraguay, Russia, Japan, Eastern China, and the Atlantic convyer.
Fact 8:Climate-tempeture and precipitation- In winter it can go from below freezing to 30 degrees celcius. During cooler tempetures there is no chlorphyll for the leaves, so the leaves change color. A colder tempeture makes the leaves fall and decompose creating fertile soil.5-6 months is growning season. There is enough rain to suppport all plant growth.
Fact 9: America has many deciduous forests

Fact 10:Deciduous forests are very similar if not the same as the tipical forests we camp in.

Fact 11: Even though we need a lot of supplies from this forest we are starting to work on becoming more eco friendly.

Fact 12: During the process of taking down all the trees, we took the homes of animals, and now all the endangered animals are either in a facility or still living there trying to survive.

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Animals

  • Red foxes
  • Chipmunks
  • Skunks
  • Song birds
  • Salamanders
  • Different birds in different parts of the forests
  • Black bears
  • White tailed deer
  • African toads
  • Box turtles
  • Yellow-breasted chats
  • Duckbilled platypuses
  • Fat dornates
  • Red squirrels
  • Coyotes
  • Flying squirrels
  • Least weasels
  • Bald eagles
  • Wood mice
  • Bobcat
  • Elk
  • Bison
  • Opposum
  • Wood thrushes




external image forest.jpg Decidous forest
Flora




  • Oaks
· Beech
· Maples
· Grass
· Elms
· Cedar
· Carpet moss
· Common lime
· Pecar
· Guelder rose
· Lady fern
· Mushrooms
· Arrowood
· Sassafras
· Great Lobelia
· Wild flowers

· Dutchman's Breeches


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