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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:
Warm

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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
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Timber Types of the United States
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