Vegetation Worksheet

Vegetation Regions of Canada: Making Connections
Activity A: Replicate the Natural Vegetation Regions of Canada map (Fig. 14-6) in your map set.
Activity B: Sketch and describe the leaves of a coniferous and deciduous tree in table 1 below using information from
figure 14-11 of your textbook.
Activity C: Answer questions 5-8, 11 from p.170 in your textbook.
Activity D: “If you climb a mountain, you will find a similar sequence of vegetation to that you would find if you traveled
from southern Canada to the high Arctic.” Using Figure 14-8 from your textbook, draw the types of vegetation you
would expect to find a) on the transect in Figure 1 below and b) on the mountain in Figure 2.
Activity E: Complete Table 2 using information from pages 165-169 of your text
Table 1.
Deciduous Description
Figure 1.
Deciduous Picture
Coniferous Description
Coniferous Picture
Figure 2.
Summary Questions
1. What are the 5 factors that make coniferous trees survive in harsh conditions (see Fig.14-10)?
2. Compare your Vegetation map of Canada to your Climate map of Canada. What are the similarities? What
is the major difference?
Table 2. Complete this chart based on information from pages 165-169 of your text.
Vegetation Region
Boreal and Taiga Forest
Mixed Forest
Deciduous Forest
short grasses
long grasses
Cordilleran Vegetation
West Coast Forest
Types of Natural
shrubs, mosses, lichens,
small flowers
Cold- short growing
very little precipitation,
most areas less than 400
Soil Characteristics
thin soils – permafrost