A deciduous forest is a type of forest characterised by the presence of a majority of trees whose leaves, deciduous, fall according to the rhythm of the seasons.
Location of deciduous forests
This type of forest is present in environments where precipitation is abundant and frequent, and where temperatures do not get too low. In other words, deciduous forests are typical of temperate environments. They are therefore essentially found in the west and east of Eurasia, as well as in North America.
These forests have been heavily affected by major clearing operations and are very fragmented.
A deciduous temperate forest in autumn: tree leaves change colour and get ready to fall. © Pencroff CC by-nc-sa 2.0
Deciduous forest - 1 Photo