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Forest Biomes of North America
A Complete Listing of all Major Forest Communities

Eastern Deciduous Forest

Alternative Names:
Temperate deciduous forest.

Notable Trees and Plants:
Beech - maple - yellow poplar, oak - hickory, mixed pine - hardwood.

Weather Conditions:
Cool /cold winters, warm summers.
Moist winters, moist summers.

Growing Season:

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Tree ID Series:
How to ID a Tree


Oak-hickory forest along the Natchez Trace, Mississippi.

Yellow poplar cove associated with Eastern hemlock understory and beech in southern Appalachians.
Photos Courtesy of Steve Nix, About Forestry

Timber Types of the United States
Forest Cover Types



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