American Beech

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Temperate Deciduous Forest
Botanist
By: Claire Riddell
Plants In the Deciduous Forest
Sunlight and soil and climate (such as rain) help the
plants in the temperate deciduous forest because the
sunlight and the rain, help the plants grow, and the soil
fertilizes the plants to also keep it healthy and help the
growth. The forest floor is large and that means more
room for lots of plants. Over 2/3 of the forest is made up
of the leaf area and plants. There are many trees and a
very large amount of flowers. The rays of the sun help the
plants grow. Water from the rain keep the plants alive.
Plants grow under the shady trees and there are many
wildflowers and shrubs in the Temperate Deciduous
Forest.
Weather In the Deciduous Forest
Rain: 750-1,500 mm of rain every year
30-60 inches of rain each year
The Deciduous Forest is located in Eastern
United States, Canada, Europe, China, and
Japan.
The forest goes through the four seasons and
goes through changes and adapts to the seasons
or the weather so then the plants will survive.
American Beech
The American Beech grows best in deep, rich,
moist soil. The American Beech has special
adaptions such as adapting to the air in the forest
because the American Beech does not like city
air due to the fact that city’s have too much
carbon monoxide. The American Beech can
adapt to most amounts of sunlight; partial shade,
to full sunlight.
Carpet Moss
One of the adaptations for the carpet moss is that
the moss can survive the cold weather when the
moss is underwater. The carpet moss soaks and
absorbs the water through special pores in the
moss. The Carpet moss can reproduce by spores
instead of seeds.
Lady Fern
The Lady Fern has special adaptations to help it
survive in the Temperate Deciduous Forest. The
Lady Fern grows best in semi-shaded areas. The
Fern can grow in many different places such as
meadows and open thickets.
Pecan Tree
An adaptation for the Pecan Tree likes humid
climates to help the tree grow. The tree can grow
up to 180 feet, but the leaves are small. There are
small flowers on the tree that become pollinated
and grow into pecan nuts. The Pecan Tree is also
a member of the walnut family. The nuts from
the Pecan Tree was a great food source for the
Native Americans.
White Birch Tree
The White Birch tree only grows about 70-80
feet. The tree lives for about 140 years. An
adaptation for the Paper White Birch Tree is the
first one to grow back if it is damaged at all and
the tree does not like shade. The White Birch
Tree always burns, even when wet.
White Oak Tree
The White Oak Tree can grow up to 500 to 600
years old if the tree is undisturbed or not hurt,
and can grow to 80-100 feet tall. The Oak Tree
has Acorn Nuts, that some animals eat such as
squirrels. The Tree can grow in many different
places such as mountain slopes and dry mesas.
Common Lime Tree
The Common Lime Tree can live up to 500
years, just like the White Oak Tree. The tree has
flowers on the tree and the Common Lime can
blossom in June and July. Many parts of the tree
have been used to treat colds and other illnesses.
Resources
http://www.worldbiomes.com/biomes_forest.htm
http://www.worldbiomes.com/biomes_forest.htm
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome
/forests.html
http://www.worldbuilders.org/lessons/less/biomes/deciduous/decfor.ht
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