Climate of the Canadian Coniferous Forest
Average Rainfall- Max=35.4 in. Min= 11.8 in.
Average Temperature- Max=68 degrees fahrenheit Min= - 40 degrees fahrenheit
The Coniferous Forest is mostly made up of Conifers- trees that grow needles and cones instead of leaves and flowers. They have long, cold winters, and short, warm summers. The forest is in high elevations near mountains and lakes in Canada.
Net Primary Productivity
The Boreal Forest (Coniferous Forest) has less than 120 frost free days during growing season. This shows how cold the forest can get. The forest does not receive a large amount of rainfall and covers 22% of the Earth's Land Surface. It also has a smaller Net Primary Productivity than most other ecosystem types, except the desert, tundra, savanna, and grassland.
The soil is strongly leached because of centuries of leaching and impoverished parent materials. They are strongly acidic which means that few animals live in the soil and the turnover of organic matter is slow.
Invasive and Endangered