Jake asked in Environment · 1 decade ago

how is the taiga created???

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need 2 know soon. need to finish 2-day. Sum1 plz answer!!!

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DOES ANYBODY KNOW???

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I REALLY NEED THE ANSWER BEFORE 8:00 PM, APRIL 7, 2007!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Taiga (IPA pronunciation: /ˈtaɪgə/ or /taɪˈga/, from Mongolian) is a biome characterized by coniferous forests. Covering most of inland Alaska, Canada, Sweden, Finland, inland Norway, northern Kazakhstan , Northern Europe and Russia (especially Siberia), as well as parts of the extreme northern continental United States, the taiga is the world's largest terrestrial biome. In Canada, boreal forest is the term used to refer to the southern part of this biome, while "taiga" is used to describe the more barren northern areas south of the Arctic tree-line.

    Since North America and Eurasia were recently connected by the Bering land bridge, a number of animal and plant species (more animals than plants) were able to colonise both continents and are distributed throughout the taiga biome. Others differ regionally, typically with each genus having several distinct species, each occupying different regions of the taiga. Taigas also have some small-leaved deciduous trees like birch, alder, willow and aspen; mostly in areas escaping the most extreme winter cold. However, the deciduous Larch is coping with the coldest winters on the northern hemisphere in eastern Siberia. The southernmost part of the taiga also have trees like oak, maple and elm scattered among the conifers.

    In Canada, less than 8% of the Boreal forest is protected from development and more than 50% has been allocated to logging companies for cutting [1] . The main form of forestry in the Boreal forest in Canada is clearcutting, where most if not all trees are removed from an area of forest. Clearcut upwards of 11,000 hectares have been recorded in the Canadian Boreal forest. Some of the products from logged Boreal forests include toilet paper, copy paper, newsprint and lumber. More than 80% of Boreal forest products from Canada are exported for consumption and processing in the United States. Major and well known purchasers of pulp, paper and lumber from the Canadian Boreal forest include Kimberly-Clark, New York Times, Home Depot, and Random House

  • koloc
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    4 years ago

    Do you have get right of entry to to an atlas? which will tutor it to you of course and succinctly. Canadian provinces are extensive and each has many different topographical good factors. BC, as an occasion, has lots of mountains, yet in addition has barren area areas and open plains.

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